Freddy wrote:Smokeyja wrote: I'm not a fan of LED lighting . It doesn't spread the light that well.
As Yanch said, they are getting better and I'm guessing will continue to get better & better. I have been buying LED's for a couple years now.... one here....one there. A few months ago I found the first ones that really work quite well. Philips makes a 5 watt that is shaped like an incandescent & truly puts out the light of a 25 watt. I am very pleased with them. $12 ea. 50,000 life. Not dimable. Instant on, no flicker, comfy light. Next up is the 13 watt Philips that puts out the light of a 60 watt. $24 (down from over $50). They are the ones that have three bright yellow segments, but make warm white light when turned on. They are good, warm comfy light, & dimable. I like them, but, they do tend to shine the light off to the sides rather than all around. A good amount goes off the top, but not as much as an incandescent. They do have a 1/4 second delay when turned on, 1/2 second if in a dimable socket & set to dim. Although they do dim, they only dim about half way, then go out.
One thing with both of these bulbs.... they are not supposed to be used in an enclosed light. I have put the 5 watt in an encloser with no problems, but don't dare try the 13 watt closed in for fear of too much heat.
The LEDs put out that much heat? I thought that was an advantage to LEDs. I use LED lights on my trailer and they are sealed boat lights and they put off a lot of light.
Do the LEDs that are shaped like incandescent bulbs have the same soft white look so you don't realize it's LED?