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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2016 - 12:10 PM

Wal-Mart has their 60 Watt LED bulbs on sale.  4 pack for $1.98.  That is just over $.50 each with tax.  18 year life span based on 3 hours a day use.  Savings of over $24 per year per bulb. Just changed out 24 bulbs in the house.  Started with the ones used the most.  Can be used indoors and outdoor in an enclosed fixture.  NOT for dimmer fixtures or emergency lighting.  Won't be long and LED is all that is available.


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 12:49 PM

I like the LED bulbs seems like the prices are coming down some. When the first arrived they seemed pricey.


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Whatever it takes to get rid of compact fluorescent bulbs.
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Posted October 05, 2016 - 01:13 PM

I miss incandescent
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Posted October 05, 2016 - 03:05 PM

Funny stuff CAT!   I agree CFL's suck.

 

 The older I get the lesser I see.  Florescent just wouldn't do the trick anymore.  Had to have something bright.  Installed an old style 300 watt flood lamp above the workbench.  Couldn't stand at the bench because it'd fry the top of my head.  Not much protection [hair] left up there.  Regular bulb wouldn't do -  not enough light.

Well the flood lamp burned out.  BEST THING  that could have happened!  I decided to try a large LED that is shaped like an incandescent flood lamp. 

The thing is amazing! Better quality of light,  NO NOTICIBLE HEAT,  and easy on the monthly bill. 

Only problem is that bulb was $18.96 and China Mart.

At the price Chieffan posted, sounds like its about time to go all LED!  :thumbs:


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 03:51 PM

I sure hope my local store is doing this!  I've wanted to change the whole house, and help my folks cut down on the bills --but LEDs have always been a little pricey --so I change as they burn out.  


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 04:13 PM

Thanks for the tip on the sale. Wife's in town and I just called her. Asked her to pick up 8 packs. 

I put an LED spot light above the lathe and love it. These compact flour-scent bulbs are going in the garbage. 


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 04:24 PM

These compact flour-scent bulbs are going in the garbage.


Please don't. They contain mercury.
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Posted October 05, 2016 - 04:41 PM

Please don't. They contain mercury.

I did a skit several years back as a "sanitation engineer".  Regular trash truck guy fell out of a deer stand and broke his ankle.  Knew it was a short term gig when I signed on.  When the regular guy could walk again I would be out.

ANYHOW....

We weren't allowed to pick up ANY florescent bulbs. period.  People would get mad at us but when we'd pop the lids on dumpsters and see bulbs,  we had to move on without emptying.   Customers would call the boss man at his office and ask what they were supposed to do when they had bulbs for disposal and he'd tell-em "If my guys can't  see  any fluorescent bulbs in the dumpster,  they'll dump it". 

Seemed to be a lot of white powder and broken glass but never any bad bulbs......  :deadhorse:


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 06:16 PM

 

 

 The older I get the lesser I see.  Florescent just wouldn't do the trick anymore.  Had to have something bright.  Installed an old style 300 watt flood lamp above the workbench.  :thumbs:

Have you had your eyes checked? Cataracts?


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 06:38 PM

I miss incandescent

If you ever tried an LED you would never go back to incandescent.


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 06:44 PM

Please don't. They contain mercury.

And just what are we supposed to do with them?  They are like hearing aid batteries.  That tiny bit of mercury they contain is not worth mentioning.  I don't have trash pick up.  We do recycle everything we can, bring it to town and deposit it in the recycle dumpster.  Light bulbs just seem to disappear.  The Working CFL's will go to the barn and bu used down there.  Every try to clean on of those stupid things after a summer worth of fly poop on it?


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 06:48 PM

Have you had your eyes checked? Cataracts?

Exactly what I was thinking.  Time for new glasses or at least different ones?


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 07:07 PM

leds are sweet I am switching the whole house over, only issue I had was to upgrade the dimmers, gotta have dimmers
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Posted October 05, 2016 - 07:16 PM

Just switched over some 8's in my shop to LED and am really impressed.You can see the difference between the LED and florescant. Also replaced my rough service bulb to LED in my pedestal shop light and it really takes a beating.

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