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#358027 - 11/03/11 10:39 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
If anyone knows where to find GY6.35 LED bulbs to replace 50W, I'm listening.

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#358127 - 11/06/11 12:31 AM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
I'm guessing LED's will get better over time but right now they are way too expensive IMO. Plus their light quality is not very good.

I'm not a big fan of CFL's but I do use them in a few places where we tend to leave lights on for long periods of time. My new HT will be all incandescent thou. I'm not too worried about power usage there because they will usually be dimmed which saves some power.
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#358137 - 11/06/11 08:32 AM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: INANE]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 4030
Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Ben, I don't know if you saw my earlier post where I mentioned I use full spectrum lighting. Have you looked into it? It's very efficient lighting, and would be a much better alternative to incandescent bulbs, or even CFL's for that matter because from an interior design perspective, the light output mimics the sun and really brings out the colours of a room.

Even though you'll have them dimmed the majority of the time, they'll still give more "life" to your HT.
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#358309 - 11/08/11 12:55 AM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
For some applications I do like the higher freq lights that mimic the sun but for living room type settings I actually prefer the yellowish light you get from incandescents.
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#358322 - 11/08/11 10:26 AM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: INANE]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4832
Loc: western canada
Originally Posted By: INANE
For some applications I do like the higher freq lights that mimic the sun but for living room type settings I actually prefer the yellowish light you get from incandescents.

Much like audio standards to oneself, many ppl got used to the yellowish lights for so long that the newer colour variations for CFLs were hard to accept.
In some situations, the warm white colour is actually easier on the eyes (i find the cool white light to be hard on the eyes reflecting off of white paper).
However, as household wall colours go, the more natural white light better compliments one's house colour choices as they are not painted with a yellowish hue. Something i've noticed since installing CFLs (cool whites) into the hallways.
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#358331 - 11/08/11 02:25 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: chesseroo]
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6860
Loc: PEI, Canada
One can take solace in that there is no "true black" in the universe, nor true white for that matter. It's all perception dependent on the contrast of the surroundings.

Hmmm, Black holes possibly being the one exception. Since they are sucking in light, they might appear truly black no matter what the background.
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#358979 - 11/19/11 03:43 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: Murph]
HomeDad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
Well, I had never hear of LED light bulbs until I checked the forum a couple weeks ago.

I first replaced a couple dimming bulbs in the family room with LEDs and although they don't put out as much light I liked the effect better. Then I went on to replace the 10 CFL bulbs in the recessed lighting in our kitchen with these, IDEAL LED (CREE) 12 Watt Warm White 3000K PAR30 Flood Light Bulb 90 deg - Replace 100 watt.

I really like the color of the lights compared to the CFLs and the fact that the lights are bright immediately rather than the warm up of the CFLs. For the price they better last the 20 years as advertised.

But I'm really happy with the results in the kitchen, and once again I browse this forum and it costs me money smile
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#359032 - 11/21/11 10:21 AM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: HomeDad]
cb919 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1041
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Battle of the Bulbs
Ran across this article today about the phase out of incandescent lighting in Canada and USA.

For the stock thread - maybe it's a good time to be investing in LED manufacturing stocks?
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#359381 - 11/26/11 01:30 AM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: cb919]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Articles like that are just frustrating for me to read as someone that rejects CO2 being labeled a pollutant. That said I'm a believer in efficiency and saving money but that's a much more complicated comparison.
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#359510 - 11/27/11 10:15 PM Re: Anyone move to LED bulbs? [Re: INANE]
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
Is there anything special about the Cree part that it should be on the must have list when buying a LED bulb?

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