Now That Samsung Is Making Lightbulbs, Maybe They'll Be Cheaper

Samsung is getting into the LED lightbulb game. And they may have the manufacturing clout and experience to drive the price of the bulbs down because the South Korean company has some of the largest LED production facilities in the world.

As a ban on incandescent lighting begins to take effect in 2012, people in the US are bracing themselves for a big change in how we light our houses. LED light bulbs are one of the top contenders—along with CFLs—to replace normal light bulbs, but this change may come with a cost. Starting next year 100-watt LED light bulbs will flood the market with a price tag as high as $US50 per bulb. Lower wattage bulbs will replace incandescent bulbs in the next few years with the same sticker shock for consumers.

In the end all this competition could better quality lighting and less expensive bulbs for you and me. [Samsung]

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