Letter: Moths and light bulbs

Published: Friday, June 13 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, June 12 2014 6:41 p.m. MDT

On June 4, ksl.com had a story about the large number of Miller moths, which have invaded Utah this year due to the unseasonably mild winter. Fortunately, now in 2014 a solution is available, which is to replace incandescent and CFL (compact fluorescent) porch and entryway light bulbs with the new soft-white LED bulbs. In addition to being more energy-efficient, the new LED bulbs put off less heat, so they attract far fewer moths, mosquitoes and other insects.

In certain situations incandescent bulbs are superior — especially when needed in conjunction with dimmer switches. The fact that incandescent bulbs put off a little bit of heat can be a blessing in certain situations where a little warmth may be required.

Reid Swenson

Salt Lake City

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