Changing Channels: Home Depot sheds some light

EcoSmart LED lightbulb

ATLANTA —National hardware chain The Home Depot is selling energy-efficient LED bulbs that are affordable and fit in a standard socket.

The chain is selling the bulbs for $19.97 under the EcoSmart brand. By comparison, 60-watt and 100-watt LED bulbs sold for $90 and $360, respectively, just two years ago. The new bulbs, manufactured by Lighting Science Group, available online and will be available in all of Home Depot’s U.S. stores by the end of the month.

“The Home Depot has stepped forward with the most cost-effective LED, employing the latest and most advanced LED technology available,” EVP merchandising Craig Me-near said. “Our partnerships with leading LED manufacturers, including Philips, Lighting Science Group and Cree, have enabled us to be the first in the market to offer affordable options for a wide array of fixture types for a consumer’s home.”

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