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Old 04-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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* Skully has seen the light... LED *

I just picked up 8 LED bulbs for home use.
Installed 3 in wife's bathroom, and 5 in the kitchen.
All were 40-WATT Equivalent they sip the electrical juice.
Run cool, with Soft White light. Eventually we'll have them all
throughout the house. After this technology matures a wee more.
I was wondering if anyone else have tried these bulbs out yet.

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Re: * Skully has seen the light... LED *

I use CF bulbs throught my house. They use the same amount of energy as LED and are a lot cheaper; however they don't last as long. When the prices on the LED bulbs come down, I may switch over.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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Re: * Skully has seen the light... LED *

Not those, but LED's from LED Lights, Bulbs Accessories - SUPER BRIGHT LEDS

Lights which are on a lot I converted. $25.00 each for a E27-CW1x4-21


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I just picked up 8 LED bulbs for home use.
Installed 3 in wife's bathroom, and 5 in the kitchen.
All were 40-WATT Equivalent they sip the electrical juice.
Run cool, with Soft White light. Eventually we'll have them all
throughout the house. After this technology matures a wee more.
I was wondering if anyone else have tried these bulbs out yet.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_338802-75774...7C1&facetInfo=
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:59 PM   #4
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The 40-WATT Equivalent LED bulbs I bought, were $10. bucks a pop...
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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Re: * Skully has seen the light... LED *

Yeah, but mine is better!

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Yeah, but mine is better!
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Re: * Skully has seen the light... LED *

The LED's I got are designed and used for a recessed fixture in the ceiling. They are spot bulbs. 50000 hr life. Don't feel like climbing ladders!


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Old 04-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #8
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Re: * Skully has seen the light... LED *

Got 6 of the energy saver spot bulbs about 2 months ago.

Gives the 65 watt equivalent lighting for 15 watts.

Not LEDS but something else.

Were supposed to be dimmable and last 7 years.

I think they were like 20 bucks each.

2 have already burned out.

Who saves receipts for light bulbs?
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Got 6 of the energy saver spot bulbs about 2 months ago.

Gives the 65 watt equivalent lighting for 15 watts.

Not LEDS but something else.

Were supposed to be dimmable and last 7 years.

I think they were like 20 bucks each.

2 have already burned out.

Who saves receipts for light bulbs?
Maybe they were the Fluorescent type? Tubes?
I find these don't match the hyped up claims. Some last a while most fail soon after installation. Seems to me to be a design fault in the base getting too hot for the materials.
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I just picked up 8 LED bulbs for home use.
Installed 3 in wife's bathroom, and 5 in the kitchen.
All were 40-WATT Equivalent they sip the electrical juice.
Run cool, with Soft White light. Eventually we'll have them all
throughout the house. After this technology matures a wee more.
I was wondering if anyone else have tried these bulbs out yet.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_338802-75774...7C1&facetInfo=
I knew there were LEDS for special purposes, like replacing car indicators (flashers) and brake lights (stop lamps) and of course hand held torches and such, but didn't know these were available. Given the poor experience with the fluros I'll keep an eye out for these, thanks Skully.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:09 PM   #11
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You're welcome Zap, Yeah I'm hoping they/bulbs work out.
I did see a couple bulbs broken in their packaging at the store.
Made me wonder how fragile they may be...
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Oop's double post...

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The LED's I got are designed and used for a recessed fixture in the ceiling. They are spot bulbs. 50000 hr life. Don't feel like climbing ladders!
Well I don't feel so bad now, yours were spot light bulbs and mine regular bulbs.

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They get much hotter and have a heavier-duty heat sink. Spread of spot light is only 22 deg.

I'll never see payback however it's the right thing to do.

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Well I don't feel so bad now, yours were spot light bulbs and mine regular bulbs.
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