LED lights have an environmental price

By Alison Hawkes

LED lighting has been promoted as the green alternative to standard halogen bulbs. But a new study from UC Davis shows greater energy efficiency comes at a price. LED lighting contains toxic lead, arsenic, and a slew of other nasty materials. Imagine one of those bulbs breaking in your house! California is requiring a phase-out of halogens over the next five years, so what’s a green consumer to do? [California Watch]

Tags: , lead, led lights, toxic, university of california at davis

One Response to LED lights have an environmental price

  1. LED lighting Cecile on 02/20/2011 at 7:41 pm

    Well ok, now we know that LED lights can contain hazardous materials… but it seems that these materials are not dangerous if the led don’t get broken. Plus a LED light is quite solid. So maybe there’s no reason to worry but on the contrary, I agree with above, these researches should have been made long time before… So that people can be aware of the potential risk to buy these lights.



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