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Windows 7: Bulbageddon is upon us

02 Jan 2014   #11
A Guy

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Thanks Shawn, any there you can look at and give me a name/part number, or something? Thanks. A Guy
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02 Jan 2014   #12
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Check out Home Depot for a lot of LED lights. The wife wanted some Daylight bulbs in her sewing room. I also use these (60 watt - 830 lumens) in my ceiling fans as they are dim-able and work great. They also come in soft white and 100watt equivalent (1680 lumens)

Philips 60W Equivalent Daylight (5000K) A19 Dimmable LED Light Bulb-425264 at The Home Depot

Jim
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02 Jan 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In Germany we have those new bulbs since quite a while. I stocked up on the traditional bulbs before they stopped selling them. That stock will be enough for the rest of my life.

The problem with the new bulbs is recycling. Some of them contain Mercury which, of course, is very dangerous for your health. And I doubt that people will bring them to the proper recycling yards. That will be a new mess.
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02 Jan 2014   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Check out Home Depot for a lot of LED lights. The wife wanted some Daylight bulbs in her sewing room. I also use these (60 watt - 830 lumens) in my ceiling fans as they are dim-able and work great. They also come in soft white and 100watt equivalent (1680 lumens)

Philips 60W Equivalent Daylight (5000K) A19 Dimmable LED Light Bulb-425264 at The Home Depot

Jim
But did you see the prices of some of them. They go as high as $50 a piece. In the future you have to mortage your house if you want to buy light.
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02 Jan 2014   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Thanks Shawn, any there you can look at and give me a name/part number, or something? Thanks. A Guy
Here's what I get.

Shop Utilitech 4-Pack 23-Watt (100W Equivalent) Spiral Medium Base Bright White (3500K) CFL Bulbs ENERGY STAR at Lowes.com

OR

Shop Utilitech 4-Pack 23-Watt (100W) Medium Base Bright White (3,500K) Decorative CFL Bulbs ENERGY STAR at Lowes.com
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02 Jan 2014   #16
A Guy

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Cool, thanks Shawn I looked for your tutorial on them, but...

A Guy
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02 Jan 2014   #17
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The CFL bulbs contain Mercury but the LED bulbs do not. You also have to weigh the initial cost and the savings on the usage and life span. The one I listed has a 5 year warranty so hopefully I will recoup the cost during that time frame. I tried some dimmable CLF bulbs but they really suck, and the LED dimmable work great.

Jim
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02 Jan 2014   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, dimmable CFL are not worth having.
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02 Jan 2014   #19
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
The CFL bulbs contain Mercury but the LED bulbs do not...
...and LEDs contain nickel, arsenic and lead.

Making photovoltaic cells involve a horrible chemical cocktail...
...but they are pretty harmless once made.

Wind turbines solve and create problems.

But life is good :-)
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02 Jan 2014   #20
z3r010

 

Incandescents had been banned here for domestic use for a few years now, initially I used CFL's but the light is bloody awful and they take time to get to full brightness, a few months ago I replaced them all for LED bulbs and now I have a nice light that comes on instantly

One thing about the EU ban is that is does state domestic use leaving a huge loophole allowing incandescents to still be sold if the seller is smart and says they are for non-domestic use if questioned (amazon is full of incandescents).
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