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You're probably familiar with the green move of switching your incandescent light bulbs to CFLs, but do you know that an even better move - a move we'll all be making in the near future - is a switch from CFLs to LED bulbs?

LEDs are ultra energy efficient compared to CFLs, however their expensive price tag and dim shades of white have kept them from hitting the mainstream. But as scientists make more breakthroughs in LED technology, they're going to become part of our lives beyond just small lights in digital alarm clocks, holiday string lights, or flashlights. They'll be our main source of illumination in homes, businesses, vehicles...everywhere.