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Old 05-24-12, 09:30 PM   #1
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LED Lights

I'm looking at getting some LED lights and have a few questions. Anybody here using them for household use? How do you like them ? Any problems or concerns?
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Old 05-24-12, 09:42 PM   #2
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Don't get the cheep ones. They produce the same light as the cheep led flashlights (weak and light blue).
I put three dim-able ones in my studio. The cheepos were wholly unacceptable. The $35 ones work pretty well and the light is not offensive.
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I have them in my kitchen. Six bulbs put out about half the light as the halogens they replaced, but at roughly 1/10 the juice.
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If you want them cheap, really cheap, check dealextreme
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If you want them cheap, really cheap, check dealextreme
Here is a link to some. AEO, how is their durability, etc? Have you used them?
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We have one in our bedroom to read by and one in our porch light. The one in our porch light is one by Phillips that is supposed to be equivalent to a 40W. It lights up the porch just fine. Kind of expensive, but because of the longevity and the little power it uses, it seems to be worth it.
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Here is a link to some. AEO, how is their durability, etc? Have you used them?
IMO, they are hit or miss. Sometimes they work well, but then other times, they die prematurely.


I think it's better to buy them when they are on sale at a retail store. Easier returns or warranty replacements that way.

but if you just want to try them out cheaply and don't mind if they turn out to be a lemon, then DX is better.
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IMO, they are hit or miss. Sometimes they work well, but then other times, they die prematurely..
The biggest thing to look out for is excellent heat sinking. Modern LED's are just about the best, brightest and most reliable long term source of artificial light available, but they aren't like incandescents, they can't handle huge quantities of heat. So without that good heat sinking you either end up with a low power light which is reliable, or a high powered light which will blow itself out very rapidly.
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