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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-10 05:54 PM
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18. And CFLs are on their way out, too. LED's are the future.
Edited on Tue Apr-06-10 05:54 PM by NYC_SKP
Department of Energy plans to phase out tungsten bulbs in four years an CFLs in ten.

LEDs have lifespans of 30,000 to 100,000 hours and put out more light for the energy than CFLs or incandescent lamps.

Read more:

Here's a 5,000 lumen LED array, 48 watts, more light output than a 300 watt incandescent.


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  -Toshiba says goodbye to incandescent light bulbs wpsedgwick  Apr-06-10 04:03 PM   #0 
  - What will I use in my oven?  Paulie   Apr-06-10 04:06 PM   #1 
  - Use a LED flashlight to look in the window?  4lbs   Apr-06-10 04:20 PM   #3 
  - That's what I do  Warpy   Apr-06-10 04:24 PM   #6 
  - Yep (nt)  jeff47   Apr-06-10 04:21 PM   #4 
  - There are multiple ways to skin that cat  Taverner   Apr-06-10 05:09 PM   #14 
  - You could also just open the oven door and look.  kentauros   Apr-06-10 06:10 PM   #20 
  - I know. It's going to take me forever bake a cake with LEDs.  Incitatus   Apr-06-10 06:23 PM   #22 
  - probably fiberoptic will lead the light to the oven and keep the heat from the bulb  tomm2thumbs   Apr-06-10 06:33 PM   #24 
  - That's a good question  Canuckistanian   Apr-06-10 10:08 PM   #27 
  - Or we could just use the sun  bainz   Apr-06-10 04:06 PM   #2 
  - Except at night (nt)  jeff47   Apr-06-10 04:22 PM   #5 
  - It turns into the moon at night  The Straight Story   Apr-06-10 04:27 PM   #7 
     - Which isn't very bright for about 14 out of every 28 days. (nt)  jeff47   Apr-06-10 04:49 PM   #11 
     - You are wise in the ways of science  Canuckistanian   Apr-06-10 10:12 PM   #28 
        - No need to follow me, just follow others in science who are always right  The Straight Story   Apr-06-10 10:41 PM   #29 
  - Bullshit!  Renew Deal   Apr-06-10 04:33 PM   #8 
  - Um....yeah  Taverner   Apr-06-10 05:10 PM   #15 
  - CFLs have cut the electricity costs at my house.  4lbs   Apr-06-10 04:42 PM   #9 
  - We use CFLs but are going to (slowly, due to the cost) switch over to LEDs. Already have  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-06-10 04:54 PM   #12 
  - Wishing I could rec your post.  DCKit   Apr-06-10 04:57 PM   #13 
  - +10 I learned quite a bit from your post.  Greyskye   Apr-06-10 06:15 PM   #21 
  - This .... is a BFD.  eppur_se_muova   Apr-06-10 04:47 PM   #10 
  - Good  Taverner   Apr-06-10 05:11 PM   #16 
  - I read recently that Approximately 90% of the energy consumed by incandescent light bulbs  Mr. Sparkle   Apr-06-10 05:45 PM   #17 
  - The heat is not wasted during months when the furnace runs.  Psephos   Apr-06-10 11:21 PM   #31 
     - How ?  Mr. Sparkle   Apr-07-10 08:34 AM   #33 
        - The heat isn't wasted if you'd need some other energy source to heat the building.  Tesha   Apr-07-10 07:38 PM   #35 
  - And CFLs are on their way out, too. LED's are the future.  NYC_SKP   Apr-06-10 05:54 PM   #18 
  - What color are they?  RC   Apr-06-10 06:01 PM   #19 
     - I just recently found a great warm version at Home Depot - in of all places, the  tomm2thumbs   Apr-06-10 06:31 PM   #23 
     - Halogens are *NEVER* greenish. Perhaps you meant mercury vapor or metal halide? (NT)  Tesha   Apr-07-10 07:40 PM   #36 
        - maybe they are repackaging them but the IKEA lights I got were greenish  tomm2thumbs   Apr-07-10 10:24 PM   #38 
     - LEDs can be made into nearly any color you need.  Heywood J   Apr-06-10 09:55 PM   #25 
     - Can't wait for LED Black Lights!  Crowman1979   Apr-06-10 10:02 PM   #26 
        - Ultraviolet LEDs already exist; I have a bag full of them...  Tesha   Apr-07-10 07:41 PM   #37 
        - you are right on the money!  tomm2thumbs   Apr-07-10 10:27 PM   #39 
     - They come in "cool" and "warm", neither of these two are that blue you refer to.  NYC_SKP   Apr-06-10 10:50 PM   #30 
        - Cree  tomm2thumbs   Apr-07-10 10:29 PM   #40 
  - Yuck.  truthisfreedom   Apr-07-10 12:16 AM   #32 
  - I just converted my kitchen back to incandescents :(  Xithras   Apr-07-10 03:20 PM   #34 
     - Dimmers keep me away from CFLs  Jokerman   Apr-08-10 08:35 AM   #41 

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