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Gunit_Sangh Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 10:01 AM
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7. price
I saw an ad for 40 watt LED bulbs yesterday and they were $30
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  -Philips unveils LED light bulb to replace standard 60-watt wpsedgwick  May-14-10 09:15 AM   #0 
  - How does this compare to CFL?  Pab Sungenis   May-14-10 09:19 AM   #1 
  - They're expensive now but...  progressoid   May-14-10 09:29 AM   #3 
  - I think the key is the on/off cycles  quakerboy   May-14-10 09:57 AM   #6 
     - There are a lot of 'offbrand' CFLs that do not last  HillbillyBob   May-14-10 10:15 AM   #11 
     - I have a mix, and they all last about a year max  quakerboy   May-14-10 08:36 PM   #39 
     - My problem with incandescent (in addition to the elec cost)  progressoid   May-14-10 10:25 AM   #13 
     - Be careful though...the heat in a CFL is in the base too. I had one smolder before shorting out and  FailureToCommunicate   May-14-10 10:55 AM   #18 
     - Try drilling some holes in the fixture's top to let the heat escape. n/t  guruoo   May-14-10 12:32 PM   #27 
        - If you put holes in the can you risk letting AC out in summer and  HillbillyBob   May-14-10 02:40 PM   #32 
           - Point is the cooler they run, the longer they'll last.  guruoo   May-14-10 10:06 PM   #40 
     - I'll back that up  Pab Sungenis   May-14-10 12:05 PM   #23 
     - Interesting - I've only had two CFLs burn out on me over 4-5 years now  NewJeffCT   May-14-10 12:50 PM   #29 
  - Philips is the most aggresive of the big three lighting makers  KurtNYC   May-14-10 09:32 AM   #4 
  - It costs 10 times as much, to start...how many miles do I need to drive to be able to AFFORD one?  Romulox   May-14-10 10:03 AM   #8 
  - I bought an 11 watt LED Flood indoor/outdoor  HillbillyBob   May-14-10 10:13 AM   #10 
  - CFLs suck and LEDs don't  SlipperySlope   May-14-10 04:50 PM   #38 
  - If it lasts 25 times longer, the price will be  louis-t   May-14-10 09:26 AM   #2 
  - Excellent.  smoogatz   May-14-10 09:33 AM   #5 
  - We had the same problem with our under cabinet lights.  Hassin Bin Sober   May-14-10 10:56 AM   #19 
     - I have some of this in our upstairs bathroom  KurtNYC   May-14-10 03:55 PM   #35 
        - Neat. That may work for a cove light in a tray ceiling I'm building.  Hassin Bin Sober   May-14-10 04:19 PM   #37 
           - it's 3200k -- so warm white  KurtNYC   May-15-10 08:06 AM   #43 
  - price  Gunit_Sangh   May-14-10 10:01 AM   #7 
  - You think thhat's bad?  Xithras   May-14-10 12:24 PM   #26 
  - I have been seeing these in commercial applications. Some things to love about these lamps.  Lochloosa   May-14-10 10:03 AM   #9 
  - A "full featured" LED  FBI_Un_Sub   May-14-10 10:16 AM   #12 
  - Search on "definity". n/t  Igel   May-14-10 12:14 PM   #24 
  - K&R  IndianaGreen   May-14-10 10:25 AM   #14 
  - CFLs were expensive at first.  xxqqqzme   May-14-10 10:39 AM   #16 
  - I noticed a big change in my power bill!  Joe Bacon   May-14-10 11:00 AM   #20 
  - see this link for more LED options  fatbuckel   May-14-10 10:37 AM   #15 
  - I went to LED 3 for my bike light.  bikebloke   May-14-10 10:51 AM   #17 
  - Stay tuned.  Igel   May-14-10 12:17 PM   #25 
  - I'm using a 1.5w light in my computer room. I bounce it off the ceiling and  alfredo   May-14-10 11:30 AM   #21 
  - Any chance we'll ever make cool things like this in the USA, with USA companies and USA employees?  Owl   May-14-10 11:33 AM   #22 
  - Cree is a company in Durham NC that is leading research  HillbillyBob   May-14-10 02:49 PM   #33 
  - Toxic? Like the CFL?  SoapBox   May-14-10 12:46 PM   #28 
  - No toxics in LED lights  Bluenorthwest   May-14-10 01:10 PM   #30 
     - Hmmm. An LED is a semiconductor, so there's probably nontrivial hazardous waste  struggle4progress   May-14-10 04:09 PM   #36 
  - Good because CFLs leave a lot to be desired.....  yellowcanine   May-14-10 01:45 PM   #31 
  - We started using CFL's over eight years ago when they first came to the  old mark   May-14-10 03:46 PM   #34 
  - I hope they are better than the current CFL bulbs  Old Troop   May-14-10 11:15 PM   #41 
  - Utility energy efficiency programs need to incentivize these.  David__77   May-15-10 02:15 AM   #42 
 

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