NPR's Guide To Changing Light Bulbs The array of choices on the market today can make selecting the right light bulb an exercise in confusion. We try to demystify the new light bulb landscape.
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NPR's Guide To Changing Light Bulbs

Buying a light bulb used to be relatively straightforward: Check your old bulb's wattage, head to the store and pick up a new one. But the transition to energy-efficient lighting has changed that. Halogens, CFLs, LEDs, watts vs. lumens — the array of choices on the market today can make selecting the right a bulb an exercise in confusion. So here, we try to demystify the new light bulb landscape.