Round two for the incandesant bulb

Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:55 pm

I stocked up on 60's and 100 watt bulbs, I think I'll get some 40's, I should buy a bunch and sell them for a profit when they are no longer available.
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Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: mmcoal On: Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:57 pm

jpete wrote:Unless LED's have made a quantum leap in the last year or so, they are complete crap. CFL's are garbage but at least they throw a little light. LED's only illuminate what they are directly pointed at and nothing more.

Your the first person I ever heard complain about the light output of an LED. I personally don't like the light output of CFL bulbs. I am running mostly 40 and 60 watt equivalent LED bulbs in both warm and daylight white and I love the light output. Were you running the correct equivalent for what you were replacing? I have seen cheap LED bulbs without an actual equivalent rating on them that were OK, but not great.
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Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:29 pm

You can purchase an LED light with a narrow or wide beam just as you can a flashlight. As a reading light above a bed a narrow bean would be best and for general illuminating a wide beam is best. It is true though that they can't throw light almost 360 degrees as an ordinary bulb does.
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Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:42 pm

I love some of the new LED's. The state of Maine kicked in tax dollars and now & then we can buy LED's for about $5 each. I bought enough to do the house & garage. They have a 6 year replacement warranty & should be good for many more. Buy one to see if you like that particular color....they do differ. Once you find one you like, dump the CFL's!
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Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:57 am

mmcoal wrote:
jpete wrote:Unless LED's have made a quantum leap in the last year or so, they are complete crap. CFL's are garbage but at least they throw a little light. LED's only illuminate what they are directly pointed at and nothing more.

Your the first person I ever heard complain about the light output of an LED. I personally don't like the light output of CFL bulbs. I am running mostly 40 and 60 watt equivalent LED bulbs in both warm and daylight white and I love the light output. Were you running the correct equivalent for what you were replacing? I have seen cheap LED bulbs without an actual equivalent rating on them that were OK, but not great.


I have a couple of wall sconces that I tried LED's in. They made a nice bright circle on the ceiling but the room looked like I was lighting it with a whale oil lamp.

I screwed the old, inefficient Edison bulbs back in and returned the LED wonders.

I've also tried numerous styles of LED flashlights and they are great for lighting one particular point but useless at brightening up a wide area.
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Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: grumpy On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:56 pm

Just FYI ............

The man who saved the lightbulb..

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/12/16/ ... lightbulb/
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40 and 60 Watt Incandescent light bulbs, say bye-bye

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:46 pm

Effective January 1st 2014 there will not be any more of these bulbs produced and/or imported into the USA. They will join the 75 and 100 Watt incandescent bulbs which are already gone. Stores are however allowed to sell them out, so some may remain available for up to a few years.

If the criteria for getting rid of these bulbs is energy independence, then perhaps someone forgot to tell Congress that the NG, Coal, and Uranium (much of it at least, with the rest coming form Canada) that power our electricity generating plants are sourced right here at home.

How much electricity comes from oil fired plants? And didn't I hear that we will also soon be oil independent again?
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Re: 40 and 60 Watt Incandescent light bulbs, say bye-bye

PostBy: grumpy On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:11 pm

I did not know the 75 & 100 watt bulbs were gone ...
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Re: 40 and 60 Watt Incandescent light bulbs, say bye-bye

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:13 pm

thats ok, been switching to LED lights anyway. use way less power, and last just about forever.
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Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:32 pm

I've got to be insane. I just purchased 2 x 75 Watt (equivalent) omni-directional standard E19 format LED bulbs that run cool enough to be rated for acceptable placement into a fully enclosed fixture (most of the E19 style LED's out there run hot and can't do that), and which (supposedly) draw only 11 Watts of power. With the Christmas sale and free shipping applied, my cost for the two bulbs was $49.98. Surely a bargain. :shock: :oops: :doh:

40,000 hour average life expectancy. That ought to be good for a few months before they fizzle.
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Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: grumpy On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:46 pm

Ten Bucks, and I like it, 10 year warranty. Can't tell the difference from the real thing, very surprised , this is my first LED.

http://www.cree.com/Lighting/Products/I ... A-LED-Bulb
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Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: mmcoal On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:57 pm

If you shop around enough, you can usually find 40 and 60 watt replacement LED bulbs for under $10. Unfortunately not all of them are UL listed.
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Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:16 pm

Thanx for the link,Bill ! Proud to buy from them. Can't wait for the day when a Black Market Underground will exist for Incandesant Bulbs......Thanx,Less Than American Government! :mad:
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Re: Round two for the incandesant bulb

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:20 pm

Hambden Bob wrote:Thanx for the link,Bill ! Proud to buy from them. Can't wait for the day when a Black Market Underground will exist for Incandesant Bulbs......Thanx,Less Than American Government! :mad:


You can buy incandescent bulbs right here, made in New Jersey. I just bought a case of 60 W and 100W bulbs.

http://www.newcandescent.com/
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Re: 40 and 60 Watt Incandescent light bulbs, say bye-bye

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:43 pm

wilder11354 wrote:thats ok, been switching to LED lights anyway. use way less power, and last just about forever.



They will last till the power supply dies.

BTW thats what "they" said about CFL bulbs and yet in my experience CFL's don't last much better than a rough service bulb which contains no toxic HG vapor.
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