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    Going Green with LED lights!

    I had so much success with the Christmas lights that I've been giving regular LED lights a test drive. I've been replacing halogen floodlamps, 40 & 60 watt incandescents, candelabras. I'll admit it started out as a nerd "next cool thing" thing, but the lights are perfect and I've got a few different color temps (mostly "daylight" and "cool white").

    I've got about 75-80% of my lights LED now, with a few CFLs, and the rest incandescent. I alos replaced about 5 dimmer switches to ones that support LED.

    Anyone else doing this?

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    Been using CFL's for a long time now. Pricey but recouped.

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    What are CFLs?

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    LED bulbs are still too pricey.

    IMO CFL is still the best route, until the prices of LEDs come down.

    I hate "daylight", I prefer soft white.

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    [SIZE="1"]compact florescent lights[/SIZE]

    [SIZE="1"]Great for the environment if you ignore the fact that they are loaded with mercury.[/SIZE]

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    When we can no longer get "regular" lightbulbs, and have to buy the new bulbs that are only made in China, and are a Hazmat situation when they break, then I will definately go LED.

    edit; aren't CFLs the new bulbs I'm speaking of?

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    [SIZE="1"]compact florescent lights[/SIZE]

    [SIZE="1"]Great for the environment if you ignore the fact that they are [B]loaded with mercury[/B].[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    All flourescent lights contain mercury. OI'll make the switch from CFL's once the price of LED's comes down significantly and they get some less hideous designs.

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    [QUOTE=CraigFL;4463314]When we can no longer get "regular" lightbulbs, and have to buy the new bulbs that are only made in China, and are a Hazmat situation when they break, then I will definately go LED.

    edit; aren't CFLs the new bulbs I'm speaking of?[/QUOTE]

    Pretty sure the only "regular" bulb you speak of that you can no longer get is the 100 watt incandescent. You can still buy other incandescent bulbs.

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    [QUOTE=Big L;4463431]Pretty sure the only "regular" bulb you speak of that you can no longer get is the 100 watt incandescent. You can still buy other incandescent bulbs.[/QUOTE]

    You can still get 100 watt incandescents and probably will be able to for a few more years. They haven't been taken off shelves - just not being mass produced any longer.

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    [QUOTE=Jets Things;4463435]You can still get 100 watt incandescents and probably will be able to for a few more years. They haven't been taken off shelves - just not being mass produced any longer.[/QUOTE]

    eggzackly ;)

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    [QUOTE=quantum;4463262]I had so much success with the Christmas lights that I've been giving regular LED lights a test drive. I've been replacing halogen floodlamps, 40 & 60 watt incandescents, candelabras. I'll admit it started out as a nerd "next cool thing" thing, but the lights are perfect and I've got a few different color temps (mostly "daylight" and "cool white").

    I've got about 75-80% of my lights LED now, with a few CFLs, and the rest incandescent. I alos replaced about 5 dimmer switches to ones that support LED.

    Anyone else doing this?[/QUOTE]

    I cannot stand anything over 5500 degrees Kelvin in my home. Daylight is fine for an office environment, but not at home. I stick with 3500K-4500K Warm or Cool-White bulbs

    The only problem I have with LEDs is that they're uni-directional and they can't be used in all aplications (ie. Optical Comparitors etc.)

    They'll figure it out eventually and there will be a lot of money made in the lighting distributor business in manufacturing applications or in retro-fitting.

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    [QUOTE=Banks81;4463769]I cannot stand anything over 5500 degrees Kelvin in my home. [/QUOTE]

    poor kelly, so misunderstood.

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    [QUOTE=Banks81;4463769]I cannot stand anything over 5500 degrees Kelvin in my home. Daylight is fine for an office environment, but not at home. I stick with 3500K-4500K Warm or Cool-White bulbs

    The only problem I have with LEDs is that they're uni-directional and they can't be used in all aplications (ie. Optical Comparitors etc.)

    They'll figure it out eventually and there will be a lot of money made in the lighting distributor business in manufacturing applications or in retro-fitting.[/QUOTE]

    WTF?

    Doesn't anyone buy the super pack of 30 60-watt lightbulbs anymore?

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    [QUOTE=Banks81;4463769]They'll figure it out eventually and there will be a lot of money made in the lighting distributor business in manufacturing applications or in retro-fitting.[/QUOTE]

    I work in manufacturing and lots of my clients are doing lighting retro-fits in their facilities. But like you mentioned, there are no distributors. Everything is done directly through G.E. and the like.

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    [QUOTE=Jets Things;4463855]I work in[B] manufacturing[/B] and lots of my clients are doing lighting retro-fits in their facilities. But like you mentioned, there are no distributors. Everything is done directly through G.E. and the like.[/QUOTE]

    Dildos?






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    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4463882]Dildos?

    [IMG]http://rlv.zcache.co.uk/pfftch_laughing_rage_face_comic_meme_postcard-p239401711817174763z85wg_400.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    :sigh:

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    [QUOTE=Jets Things;4463900]:sigh:[/QUOTE]

    I couldn't post that past enough :D

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