LED v CFL bulbs

My house is mostly lit by cfl lamps, apart from a couple of LEDs used as bedside lights. I am thinking about switching to LEDs throughout. Is this viable? Pros and cons? I would value your opinions.
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On Saturday, 21 October 2017 18:48:59 UTC+1, Me wrote:

LEDs have about half the running cost, AFAIR. And seem to last longer.
You may prefer to keep a few CFLs in positions that get turned when the user's eyes are dark-adapted, as they turn on more gently - but you should know that already.
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The best leds like Hues can be programmed to turn on at any rate you like.
Off too.
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On 21/10/2017 19:12, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LED_lamp#Comparison_table

That's generally regarded as an annoyance. If you want them to come on gently, use a dimmer (if the lamp type will tolerate them).
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Also some do not like the suddencut off in lighting area of leds, but they are , apparently getting better in this respect now.
My one concern has been that some LEDs have some kind of switch mode psu in them and kick out rfi at an alarming rate, but I'm sure these are mostly the el cheapo ones. Obvioulsly myself I hardly use lights these days, but as long as you get the right colour temp for what you need then I think LEDs are more efficient, and come on faster. Brian
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I have found even the pound shop jobs to be quiet on HF ...........
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On Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:41:16 +0100, "Jim in Hamhaig ...."
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All the pound shop ones I have examined use capacitive wattless droppers, so it's not supprising.
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Brian Gaff wrote on 22/10/2017 :

Well, actually they come on at full bright instantly. That alone saves current, because I feel more inclined to turn them off, knowing there will be no delay when I switch them back on.
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On 22/10/2017 10:48, Harry Bloomfield wrote:

I just bought a couple from B&Q (yes, I know, but I needed them _THEN_ to go with some new lights).
Much to my surprise they take a second to come on. And are completely flicker free.
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with the cost of LEDs coming down annually, I wouldn't be going out and replacing mine today.
wait until the cfls die and actually need replacing
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On 21/10/2017 19:14, tim... wrote:

+1
Also I have had a few early failures, including one of the Lidl "two for £6" which only lasted a couple of days. Havn't got round to taking it back yet.
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On 21/10/17 19:21, newshound wrote:

I avoid the junk that the shops sell - too much chinese cheap unbranded crap. The ones that have worked well for me are Philips and LEDHut (which are sort of "semi unbranded" but LEDHut seem to manage to pick fairly decent stuff to resell)
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Not my experience, albeit with a niche product. I bought MR16 (12 Volt) spotlights and the radio frequency interference was so bad it obliterated DAB reception in my kitchen. I returned them, they denied receipt, I scanned and emailed the proof of delivery, they said the person who signed was not an employee and the words delivered from named sorting office meant the package was still at the sorting office. Eventually they conceded the package was in their office after all.
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On 21/10/2017 22:17, Scott wrote:

I have bought quite a few from LEDHut, and found them to be pretty good. I have had a couple of early lamp failures. In each occasion, I have emailed them and they sent a replacement FOC without quibbling, or even requesting the dud ones back. I found the filament style 60W equiv lamps to be very good a true match for light output and a pretty good CRI.
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On Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:28:42 +0100, John Rumm

Just as well if they can't cope with the returns process.

Is it the case that almost all LED bulbs now are warm white? This may be the preferred choice for many applications but not IMO for kitchens, bathrooms or where there are coloured shades or uplights.
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On 22/10/2017 14:58, Scott wrote:

No, a lot of suppliers have the same design in warm or cool/daylight.
More specialised adjustable tri-colour bulbs are commonly available as are remote controlled bulbs.
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wrote:

What about retail suppliers? It seems to me the ones in Morrisons, Sainsbury's, John Lewis, Currys and Maplin are all warm white.
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On Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:56:37 +0100, Scott wrote:

Ikea went all-LED about a year ago. Trouble is, the lamps stocked are abysmally poor performance - I would have rejected those 2 years ago.
Home Bargains used to have some 6500K lamps and also 120 deg. GU10s. Last time I looked the range was less.
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On Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:57:23 +0100, PeterC

As cool white and daylight variants?

But did the reduction in range reflect concentration on warm white only?
My point was whether there is a move towards warm white at retail level not the general properties of LED lighting. .
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On Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:08:51 +0100, Scott wrote:

Haven't looked for a couple of months - the website is the best place to find out.

Probably varies from store to store. All I noticed was that some of the lamps that I had bought were no longer in there :-(

ISTR that preety well all retailers had WW only; some, at least, now have CW.
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