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Old 03-20-2013, 11:45 AM   #61
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So which bulbs do you choose ?

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Here is a link to a comparison chart that may be useful...
Thers a lot of sticker shock on LED's, also that 50,000 hrs life they claim is to 50% brightness, that doesn't sound realistic to me, when I replace an incandescent or cfl , they are a bit brighter say 10% ? i don't think I'd be happy with a light at 50% of the new brightness, even 80% might be annoyling dim. That's going to change those efficiency numbers. I'm sure with slowly increasing volume they will get cheaper and beocme the norm, but I odn't buy they are the panacea they are proclaiming.

One of the problems woth CFL's and especially LED's is try to squeeze the new technology into the same applications, LED's are smaller are more directional, they work much better as small lights spread out over the whole ceiling, than trying to squeeze them into a bulb shape that shines all around and screws into a central mount.

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Old 03-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #62
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Something else I won't be drinking again as long as I live:

Fat Tire Amber Ale

Beautiful labels & cartons, but .
Very popular round here, I had some and found it OK, kinda bland , but perfectly drinkable.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:11 PM   #63
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:19 PM   #64
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LED's are smaller are more directional, they work much better as small lights spread out over the whole ceiling, than trying to squeeze them into a bulb shape that shines all around and screws into a central mount.
This form factor is a step in the right direction. This would provide a ring of light hitting a segment of a lamp shade and a circle hitting the ceiling. Almost there, assuming they have the brightness and color down.

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #65
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I wanted to install a "step light" to illuminate just the top step in a dark hallway.
Heat build-up with incandescent bulbs is a fire hazard issue,
and the motion detectors I've seen are not approved for CFL's.

I installed an interior step-light that uses a 4x4 array of LED's,
but it is way too bright... it lights up the entire hallway at night,
and the color is not to my liking.

So now I'm in the market for a colored filter to tone it down.
It might have been easier to just give everyone their own flashlight !
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:15 PM   #66
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I have to admit, lamplighter, that I'm surprised you didn't go with a natural gas lamp.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #67
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If you are DIYish you can get LEDs in just about any color temperature you want and solder them in place of the ones you don't want. You can replace them with dimmer LEDs too.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #68
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If you are DIYish you can get LEDs in just about any color temperature you want and solder them in place of the ones you don't want. You can replace them with dimmer LEDs too.
Good idea... I'll look into it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #69
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This form factor is a step in the right direction. This would provide a ring of light hitting a segment of a lamp shade and a circle hitting the ceiling. Almost there, assuming they have the brightness and color down.

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Glatt, that's what my tail/brake lights look like. 92 LEDs, some pointing out the back but most out the side to the reflector. Very bright.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:09 PM   #70
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Yeah, my BIL got some LED back up lights. They are blinding. Like super novas.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:11 PM   #71
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Good idea... I'll look into it.
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/through-hole/

This is one pretty good place. I had saved a link to another place that had a bigger selection of component LEDs but I can't find it. Having a few thousand bookmarks sort of defeats the purpose...
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #72
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Should be able to find a right angle cord end and replace the cord with an LED, fairly easily. If it's completely molded, it's a little harder.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:10 PM   #73
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So which bulbs do you choose ?

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Here is a link to a comparison chart that may be useful...
The NY Times has an excellent roundup of LED bulbs now on the market. Price, where to buy, type of light, programable features, etc.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #74
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With Wonder bread gone, all sorts of wannabees have stepped up to the plate.

Recently we bought some Bimbo bread at Sams. (Yes, this is really a thing) Don't bother. It's dense and dry. Not what I want for a Wonder substitute.
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I miss Butternut Bread.

Makes the best toast. I used to do a commercial to myself or anyone who was around when I made toast out of Butternut.

(big smile, holding buttered toast with a bite out of it) Butternut! It's the best bread you can toast! (take another bite and give a thumbs up.)

I do a commercial for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter at the same time: Really, I just cannot BELIEVE this is not butter.
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