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Old 11-08-20, 11:04 PM
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Edison retro-style light bulbs

These appear to be a thing. As with most things trendie, I have remained oblivious. However, we put a light fixture in the dining room that appears to be designed for these sorts of bulbs. So I bought the Philips Hue version, because I am a bit of a sucker for nerd-tech. (I think we have about 20 Hue light bulbs now that can be controlled via a CLI so I don't have to use stupid phone apps.)







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These have a Planck/Kelvin temperature parameter of 2100K, so they kind of have the color of dilute dog urine.

https://www.philips-hue.com/en-us/pr...ment-led-bulbs

Some of the fixtures look like massive electrical code violations.
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It's just like those sliding barn doors people are putting in their homes. I just don't get it.
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It's just like those sliding barn doors people are putting in their homes. I just don't get it.
Right up there with fireplaces in a "Gold Medallion Total Electric" home. I grew up in such a house... in the suburbs of course. So why the fireplace??? and where to chop and store the wood? And the real irony is that it was in Texas, with lots of natural gas.

The sliding doors make sense in one respect... you can turn a large room into smaller rooms if the barn door goes across the right area... of course folks are putting them in places that don't make sense.
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I don't have any "smart" bulbs, but I do have some of those LED filament bulbs in some fixtures in the house. I like 'em for places where the bulbs are not screened from view. Most are dimmable with standard dimmer switches, too.
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Now that the color of the light is pretty well fixed... I have changed all my incandescent bulbs, and fluorescent CFLs to LED. I didn't like the first LEDs with the blue tinge... I like the warm "yellow" ones.

I did the same thing in my RV travel trailer... all the lights on together drew less current than one single incandescent bulb.
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The Hue lights are expensive and totally gratuitous, but I love the fact that they are IP-addressable and I can change the color, and even the color temperature, of the bulbs. (The ones in the OP are locked at 2100K, but the color and ambient white ones are adjustable.) I also like the fact that they are hackable (but password-protected).

cf: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012...lips-hue-leds/

If anyone is interested, Costco now sells a starter kit at a slightly less insane entry fee.
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I've seen a few of those in my neighborhood recently. I thought they were just Halloween lights, but I guess they're retro lights.

My grandparents had some old mogul or giant Edison base fixtures. Eventually the bulbs were too hard to find so they dumped 'em.
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Bulbs similar to those became so prevalent in Philly bars that they became a bit cliché.
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But they save their dimmest bulbs for outside the lawn and garden center next to the "adult" bookshop.
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But they save their dimmest bulbs for outside the lawn and garden center next to the "adult" bookshop.
That dimmest of dim bulbs was not a Philly brand dim bulb, but rather the type that seem to be a specialty export from NYC.
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Way to make a lightbulb thread political.
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