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Silicon backing should make high-efficiency lighting more affordable.

Cost has been a major barrier in keeping people from buying energy-efficient LED lightbulbs. While they last much longer than $1 incandescent bulbs or $4 compact fluorescents, their sticker-price is daunting: a 60-watt equivalent LED bulb costs $15 to $25.

Now one of the world’s largest LED makers, Osram Opto Semiconductors, says it has perfected a technique that could significantly cut the production cost of LEDs.

Posted at 10:01am.

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    Great breakthrough for energy efficiency adoption!
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    I’m thrilled to see this… LED bulbs are outrageously expensive right now!
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