CFL vs. LED: One’s Future Brightens While The Other Dims [CHART]

Those curly light bulbs are fading in popularity.

Compact fluorescent lights have been around for about 20 years. They were designed to replace incandescent bulbs, because they’re more energy efficient and longer-lasting. But now, CFLs are giving way to light-emitting diode (LED) technology. Last year, General Electric announced it would phase out production of CFL bulbs in favor of LEDs. Some stores, such as Great Lakes ACE Hardware in Southgate, no longer sell CFLs or don’t have them in stock. DTE Energy lighting specialist Knox Cameron tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller why the LED bulbs are becoming more common. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.




  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.