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Make the switch to the bright new world of LED lights

(NC) As the Canadian government transitions out incandescent light bulbs, it's time to embrace the next generation of this 134 year old technology – namely Light-Emitting Diodes, better known as LED. With the advances made in this technology, LED bulbs are light years ahead of their predecessors and The Home Depot is now making it easier for Canadians to make the switch at a reasonable cost. If you still need convincing, here are just a few of the reasons to choose energy efficient lighting.

Cost and energy savings: With new bulbs priced between $9.00 and $13.00, and local rebates available to further reduce costs, LED lighting doesn't break the bank. And because these light bulbs use approximately 85 per cent less energy than incandescent bulbs, homeowners could see a significant reduction on their energy bills. In fact, by replacing the five most frequently-used light fixtures with LEDs, consumers can save an average of $60 per year on electric bills. That means the bulbs pay for themselves in a very short time.

Long life: LED light bulbs last an average of 25,000 hours (22 years based on usage of three hours a day). This can save a lot of time and hassle around the house, and reaching that awkward fixture located in the hardest-to-reach place.

Eco friendly: LED lights are free of hazardous materials, 100 per cent recyclable and have a longer life span. This means less waste and a step towards a greener future.

Variety: There is an LED for every space in your home – from the elegant chandelier in the dining room, to the safety lights in the driveway. And because everyone's lighting preferences are unique, companies like Cree and Philips are offering options across the spectrum so you can be sure to find the right light for you.

If you're ready to make the switch, The Home Depot has a variety of LEDs, CFLs, and halogen options available either in your local store or online at www.homedepot.ca.

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