Had fallen asleep with the wall light on as usual, woken up by the smoke alarm going off, room in darkness and that oh so lovely aroma of burning electronics accompanying the smoke coming from the bulb base, wall lamp has the bulbs mounted base down, so maybe that added to this failure mode.
But i think it's time to go over to LED's, as people are saying they are now reaching the lumen per watt threshold that makes them worthwhile.
Standard bayonet cap fittings throughout the house, most of them base up, but a couple of wall lights that have the bulbs base down, and 2 fittings that have the bulb mounted sideways for the low profile enclosure (may well be ES bases, must check)
So firstly, are LED bulbs sold in separate versions for base up/down/sideways orientation? or does it not matter too much as long as they have a decent heatsink in the base.
I am used to the slightly colder white of CFL's now, compared to tungsten bulbs... so much so that the 60 watt tungsten bulb (all i could find... no spare CFL's left) i put in the bedroom wall lamp makes the room look weird to my eyes due to the yellowness of the light,
So would i be looking for warm white led's, or something else to mimic the CFL's i'll be replacing, almost every light here originally had a 60 watt tungsten bulb in it, so i was running 20 watt CFL's to get a similar light output.
Any recommendations for half decent led bulbs that fit what i am looking for? i want to avoid the cheap shite chinese knock offs with fake CE stamps on them... the ones that imitate fireworks when they fail, but i also can't afford to be paying £15 per bulb when i want to change all the bulbs in the house.