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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 12:05 PM
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23. I'll back that up
We had some lights in my movie theater (in the one long hallway) that were almost NEVER turned off, unless the main power was killed for some reason. I installed some old-style "hoop" CFL's in those fixtures when I took over in 2001. When I closed up shop five and half years later, one of those original bulbs was still in place. Other CFL's I used, which were turned on and off regularly, lasted more like 1-2 years.
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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 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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