The Holland Tunnel plans to retrofit their lamps with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), which use 90 percent LESS electricity than CFLs, but DO THEY WORK?
Let's hope so.
"December 13, 2007 -- AP -- The Holland Tunnel has gone green.
Crews overnight replaced fluorescent lights with light-emitting diode
The LEDs distribute light more efficiently, require less energy and
The George Washington Bridge's "necklace" of 156 mercury vapor
Some argue that they technology exists, but it is not yet available in Connecticut due to those with financial interests in keeping our current energy supply in tact keeping the lid screwed down tight on the technology.
Others claim that LEDs are in fact available, but they don't work.
The point here is that no matter how the cookie crumbles, we need LED technology if we're going to satisfy our energy needs with clean and renewable sources like solar, wind and small hydro. If not, we risk the nuclear power industry using carbon emissions from fossil fuels as an excuse to open up lots of plants that threaten our survival on Earth.