LED Basics - Choosing and Using the Magic Light
by Clarence Jones
LEDs are about to replace all other forms of lighting. Their advantages include: using one-tenth the power to provide the same brightness as an incandescent bulb; lifetimes 20 to 30 times longer; no mercury, like flourescent tubes and CFLs. Because they cost more at first, you need to know more about them. Like: the wrong dimmer can kill them; color conflicts; and their narrower light beams.