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Old 02-13-18, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by mrodgers View Post
Can't go with "equivalent wattage". Every 100w "equivalent wattage" bulb I've used has been dimmer than a 60w incandescent.
Which is why I linked an article that included a watts/lumens conversion chart.

LED bulb packages are required to list lumens. the 100w equivalent would be 1500-1600lm. That's not to say that package ratings are reliable, but that's a different story.

FWIW - the few CFL bulbs I purchased all under performed their ratings, both in output and service life. Which is why I resisted CFL as much as possible. OTOH - all the LED bulbs I've bought seemed to be pretty close to the rating (by eye) and I can't say anything about service life since none have burned out yet.
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Old 02-13-18, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
I can't beat this price.

Click here to order your pack
I'm not a wisconsin utilities customer, so that's not an option.
But in a deal almost as good, Dollar Tree sells LED bulbs for a buck. I've had some of mine over a year and so far so good.
I buy them in store, locally.
https://www.dollartree.com/Sunbeam-W...0343/index.pro
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Old 02-13-18, 11:58 PM
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Two summers ago I replaced every single incandescent bulb in my house, with two exceptions. Not a problem at all. Exceptions were two outside dimming bulbs that just flickered, even though they were “dimmable”. I think they are more like the old 3 way bulbs. Levels of dimness, not a smooth scale.

Anyway, I haven’t had to replace a bulb since. My electric bill is a little lower. I have no RFI EMI issues that I detect.

I bought some florescent bulb pop-in replacements, but they didn’t last long. Probably the 1953 fixtures I put them in. I have replaced one with an led strip light assy that is quite bright.

Last summer I replaced my navigation lights on my pontoon with leds. Much much brighter, should last a long time, and not draw down the battery as quick during those night fishing marathons.
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Old 02-16-18, 07:06 AM
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I'm stuck on the issue of I have a lot of incandescent bulbs that are still going strong and most of my lighting is recessed floods on dimmers. When 1 or 2 go out, I'll replace the entire room with dimmable LEDs so they all look the same, but those bulbs are about $4 each cheapest I can find, so it'll take 3-4 years to save in energy costs what it costs to replace them before they were due (and now I have a closet full of incandescent indoor floods that I feel incredibly wasteful throwing away).

I also have the problem that the rest of my regular sized bulbs that I haven't replaced (I've done as many as I can) are all in fully enclosed fixtures (kid's bedroom overhead lights, bathroom ventfan/light combos, garage door opener) and just about every LED I've found says it's not for fully enclosed fixtures. I can't really figure out why that would be. At least to my basic knowledge of energetics, electricity goes into the bulb and gets converted to light and heat. If the LED takes in less electricity but puts out the same amount of light, there should be less energy left over to convert into heat. So why can't they be in a fully enclosed space? It seems like heat dissipation should be an issue.
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Old 02-25-18, 10:26 PM
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Replaced every incandescent of CF bulb in the house with LED over two years ago. Have not changed a bulb since. Replaced some 2w night lights bulbs too. Used to replace those every few months, still running.
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I just put in an order for enough led bulbs to replace all the incandescents in my house except the ones in the fully enclosed fixtures in the kid's rooms. Annoying that the 3 fancy chandaleer fixtures (that I don't particularly like as they look dated and were the choice of the previous owner when the house was built) wiith their tiny bulbs cost more than the rest of the bulbs combined. I still feel kind of wasteful throwing away perfectly functional incandescent bulbs, but there won't be much point in keeping them.
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Old 02-26-18, 03:01 PM
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Had my first LED failure. I'd been buying LED bulbs to replace the incandescent bulbs for the condo building, and ended up replacing about half of the exit light bulbs with LEDs. Some of the incandescent bulbs had only lasted a couple of months tops, and the LEDs are still working. I'd taken one out when the battery powered emergency light failed and got replaced with a LED fixture and used in the lamp by my bed until Saturday night when it started blinking and then got really dim. I'd never seen a LED fail before and was surprised by how it failed.
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Old 02-26-18, 04:00 PM
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Interesting. Are you replacing the bulbs on behalf of the HOA, or just out of the goodness of your heart?
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Old 02-26-18, 05:42 PM
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I'm doing it for the HOA. The guy that used to do that got tired of it and I was the next lucky one in line. Nobody complained when I spent more money to get something that worked better and cost less to use.
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We have a post light in our front yard next to the driveway. When we first moved in, the bulb was burned out, so I replaced it with an incandescent. It burned out within 3 months, as did every replacement bulb. After a year and a half of replacing incandescent bulbs, I upgraded to an LED model. It's still in there, 3+ years later, burning brightly.

We've been slowly upgrading all of our light bulbs to LED.
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I wonder if constantly being used is better for the bulb than the intermittent use like the one by my bed.
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