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Two part question.
If so, what are your thoughts?
yes, and they are awesome.
Yes, a few. They seem groovy.
They make it easier for people to see my car on the road, and they look awesome.
I want to try them out but they are so expensive. Was at Costco yesterday and even a multipack of floods were 20 times more expensive than incandescents.
worth the investment in the long run.
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
Are you buying 40 watt comparables or are they brighter? How well do they dim? Where did you buy? What brand? And if I may, how much?
Thought about it, but theyre expensive as hell. I'll be interested to see some responses here.
I have them on my exterior garage lights so we can leave them on all night. They are dim so they don't piss of the neighbors.
They definitely don't make sense yet from a pure economics standpoint, but they have other benefits. A primary one being no mercury content.
No. I'm indifferent about them. I would be willing to buy them but we haven't needed to replace any.
I sell them. Its almost a try before you buy. Cheaper LED's give off a blue light thats far different than the soft warm glow of GE color corrected incandescents or even the color corrected CFL's.
The people who use them are building owners with things like landscape lighting that needs a forklift to change so the price of the long life LED is less than the cost of the labor. Some use them in chandeliers.
If you want to drop major money to be the first kid on the block go ahead. This year GE, Sylvania, Toshiba are all rolling out a lot of LED for residential use.
I have them in my great room. Two story room I'll never have to change them for the rest of my life.
The lighting quality is awesome.
I'm just waiting for the price drop, then will make the change as needed.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
Consumers Energy came in to the company i work for and replaced 50 floods with dimmable LEDs. they are nice, but they are more accurately spots now. they work for us, and should save us some $$. most of the time i use cffls though, more light.
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They are the future, to be sure, but that future is 5-10 years away (probably closer to 5). Right now, the cheap ones still cost five time too much, are very dim, and have a blue tint. The good ones cost even more. They won't be economical until you can replace every bulb in your house for around $100. They are definitely "lightbulb 2.0" unlike CFLs, which just had too many inherent problems to be a real lighting solution.
Cursory look around it appears there are more 60 watt equivs on the market... The majority have been 40 watt jobs because of heat dissapation but it looks like there are 60, 75, and 100's coming soon.
If they can get in the 20-30 dollar range and truly last 20 years... Operating at 13 watts... The value is there today.
The value is there if you want it to be there. You could skip that one expensive dinner for the month and eat at McD's instead and buy an LED. Your stomach is full in both situations and you come out on top with a nice new LED light.
You could also skip dinner and eat an LED. Your stomach would be full with LED in that scenario too.
I bought an LED TV. Does that count?
tRCMB - Where MSU fans eat their own.
Yes...but only because they are the most expensive in the store. The more things cost, the better they are, so naturally I'm happy with them...but only until something more expensive comes out and then I'll stop being happy with it because something better is out there.
Yup, worth it for sure.
Opinion on these?
WIRED reviewed them... 8/10 ... whatever that means
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