Nice find, Spuds! I wonder if the light is good to read by. I have a couple of LED flashlights, one a little wind up, which work fine for most things. I have a time with them though, as they throw a peculiar lavender sort of light. I can see with them, but sometimes I just need "real" light.
Post by mightyspuds on Jul 3, 2011 12:10:06 GMT -8
So Ive had the bulbs for a while now.Got mine from Deal Extreme.Takes about a month for delivery,and reader comments are KEY for getting good ones.
I'm really excited by LED,my table lamp 4 watt in bedroom is as good as a 25 watt incandescent,and the 6 watt in the ceiling lights my bedroom like a 40 watter used too. When they get the things dialed in for color rendering and great brighter LED individual bulbs these things are world changers as far as lighting goes,I'm VERY impressed with mine even if skin tone is whale grey.
Spuds, you use 25W in the lamp and 40 in the ceiling? I use 40 W in bed light and light over the computer and over typewriter. I use 100W in pantry utility room dinning room and bedroom. Over head. Front room fixture uses 3 60W and kitchen 2 60w and a 60 over the sink. I am still using the old blubs. That self charging flashlight has LED bulbs I think. Funny looking things. It holds the charge. they will get the bulbs made good yet. Some guy on another forum said used those new bulbs more watts under glass to get the light. If you used a 60 use the new type like a 75 equivent to get as much light. Some thing like that. I need plenty of light to see by. I want to get a lamp to set behind the sewing machine over head light is not enough and have light on the machine that is good. Do LED use less electric? I want a heavy base adjustable lamp. I have a 40 clip on light over the computer,
Dont know what other guy talking about,Im using a 4 watt and a 6 watt LED in bedroom and thats pretty bright,plenty actually.Often as not just using the 4 watter.
These LED light output per watt is mind blowing how much light they put out,Im truly amazed by em.
So yes they use a ton less electric and they REALLY shine in spot type usage,like your sewing machine task light they would be super.
I hear Lowes/home depot now are starting to stock them,so soon I reckon they will be mainstream and as cheap as any other bulb.I havent been to one in a long time,so havent personally checked it out yet.
We are really seeing change in lighting,thats for sure.
That 108 bulb LED light puts out light in all directions plus reflected light just like incandescent and CFL,pretty cool.In fact literally cool,they barely get warm to touch so they dont waste a lot of energy making heat.
I love this new tech stuff,thats for sure.Just need to get price down and color correct.
As for price drops a few years back this amt of LED's on a bulb was 140 bucks,then 40-50,now down in the 10 dollar or so range.So price is dropping fast,no idea what the floor price will wind up at.
Guess he was talking the CFL type blub. The curly things. I am still using the old type yet. Here if you use over 500 KW a month over that will be like double the rate for electric. For the summer months. I use my lamps mostly as I can change the bulbs wthout a ladder. Those glass covers I am scared of dropping. Blubs in sideways. I understand people are using CFL sideways and up and down too. Glass cover cuts the light on them down. We go to home depot once in a while. Got my gas can there. Heat is what makes the bulbs burn out.
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