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#390171 - 02/25/13 12:55 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
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You didn't buy one.

Thanks a lot.

Now somebody else has to brave the horrors of Ikea for us to get a review.

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#390172 - 02/25/13 12:58 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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I put some cheap LCD bulbs over the mirror in the bathroom about 3 months ago. Now they are burned out. I wasn't impressed.

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#390173 - 02/25/13 12:59 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Front me some meatballs and I'll do it.

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#390175 - 02/25/13 01:00 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Your response tempted me to go back to my last message and change the contents. Hehe.

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#390176 - 02/25/13 01:03 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: cb919]
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They're probably not Cree. I wonder how much longer Cree's patent runs? At some point it is no longer going to matter who makes the LED units.

I'm still working through my supply of CF's from 4 years ago. Those things last a long time.

I must say I do not understand why people like the light from incandescent bulbs. To me they are a dingy yellow that is so far from what sunlight provides.
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#390216 - 02/26/13 01:09 AM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Registered: 02/04/04
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I'm sick of replacing CF's that fail after 1 year (I've had many) and LED bulbs have limited use for me. Guess I'm just picky about the light quality they give. There are plenty of incandescents that aren't yellow but I do like that soft yellowish light in some cases. It's easier on the eyes (for me at least) than those bright "white" bulbs.
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#390237 - 02/26/13 12:31 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: INANE]
fredk Offline
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Why are LEDs of limited use?

I have not bought a lighbulb in two or three years now.

I should probably get back up to speed on LEDs. I suspect some of my CFs are close to end of life.
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#390268 - 02/27/13 12:45 AM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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They just don't diffuse light very well. Definitely are not "warm" at all either. I think you'd need to find a location for an LED that is only nearly 24/7 to ever recoop the amount of money you spend on them.
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#390269 - 02/27/13 03:07 AM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: INANE]
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I think diffusion is a design issue. without a reflector, they will radiate 180 degrees or close to that. A lot of what I have seen are designed like spotlights: not the best for a floor lamp.

I have not looked at the spectral output of what is in the market, but I personally do not like the yellow incandescent look (somewhere around 3500K). I prefer something closer to sunlight (6500K).

A good LED has a useable life approaching 50,000 hours. That's around 17 years at 8 hours per day, or a lifetime for 4 or 5 hours.

To me, it is as much about the resources used as it is about energy savings. CF are dirty. They last around 3 years and have a high content of rare earth metals. LED has a much higher life and much lower rare earth content (as far as I know anyway).

1 LED = 6 CF = 34+ Incandescent (I figure at least two incandescent per year unless you go hospital grade)
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#390345 - 02/27/13 10:02 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: fredk]
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