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Brighten up a room with the best lightbulbs. Lightbulbs can be LED or compact fluorescents, making them vary in energy efficiency and cost.

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Lightbulbs Buying Guide

Buying lightbulbs used to be a cinch. When your 60-watt incandescents burned out, you simply bought more 60-watt bulbs. But incandescents wasted a lot of energy to create that warm glow and were phased out. Energy-saving CFLs were meant to replace them, temporarily, and then LED lightbulbs arrived in stores.