The money a Cfl saves over an incandesant is 75%++ in electricity
consumed. I pay near .50c a cfl bulb of warm white 2700k, with a 9 yr
warranty from HD. Cfls are Prime Time and in all commercial buildings
I work work and visit.
Nah, we've got better things to look at.
Like the Oakland marathon, aka Oakland Running Festival:
http://www.oaklandmarathon.com . Revived after a 25-year hiatus.
Or the Fire Festival held each summer:
http://thecrucible.org/events/fire-arts-festival . A fusion of art and
pyromania. Burn, baby, burn!
The fashion in killing has an insouciant, flirty style this spring,
with the flaunting of well-defined muscle, wrapped in flags.
I bought a Lights of America LED bulb last year. It was very dim
(Probably about half the rated output), had an odd color spectrum to
it that I can't quite put my finger on, and it only lasted about 2
weeks before it burned out.
LED lights aren't there yet. Maybe in a few years.
We bought some LOA LED bulbs at Sam's -- two different kinds: the one
kind all seem to be doing OK still, while the one PAR38 one has just
lost one-fourth of its LEDs. They are supposed to have a 3-yr warranty;
I'll have to check how much we paid and see if it's worth the shipping
cost to send it back for a replacement
We also bought some LOA PAR30 bulbs at Costco. Just after one of them
lost half of its LEDs, we got a letter from Costco inviting us to return
them all for a full refund, as they had been found not to last as long
as advertised. We took Costco up on the offer.
Perhaps Sam's, Costco and Ace all got what seemed to them like good
deals on items that had in fact been discontinued.
The only LED bubs I see anywhere now are much more expensive and have
much lower light outputs.
None of LED light bulbs I had lasted more than 1-2 month, and that's 1-2
month of very light use. The terribly low reliability pretty much renders
any cost saving calculations useless.
Yes, I had a bunch of Lights of America bulbs but other brands, too, so
the reliability problem is not limited to only one bad manufacturer. Seems
to me a design flaw where you have 20+ LEDs in one circuit, each going bad
shuts off the entire light.
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