Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Torx, Apr 17, 2012.
We've been buying energy efficient bulbs for years now, slowly replacing the old-school stuff.
Would I spend the money on these new suckers? Just to try them out, you bet.
My wife runs a daycare 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. There are rooms where lights are on ALL THE TIME (toy room, kitchen, bathroom, etc.). So any savings on something like that would totally be worth it in the end.
I might pick-up a couple in another couple of weeks just to see.
niceee. report back your opnions if you do get one. they should be avail earth sunday
Not a chance in hell. The CFLs have been a big enough rip off - this is just off the scale.
At $60, no way in hell. Under 20 bucks a bulb? Assuming there was some guarantee related to longevity, I would start to phase them in.
Thus far I've found the CFL longevity claims to be ludicrous. The oldest surviving CFLs I have are 3-4 years old, not the 7-15 years we were promised. So before I'd buy such an expensive bulb I would need a solid guarantee.
the article states that the energy savings are just not there yet, this bulb uses 10watts for a 60 watt equivilant light, cfls are at 15 watts
not going to pay an arm and a leg to save 5 watts
I have been replacing all of my lights with the LEDs that Costco sells, but the brightness sucks. I'd scoop some of these up at the 20-30 dollar mark if they are what they claim they are.
Plain and simple? NOPE!
It's a green market scam.
CFL's are the best bang for the buck and they are pretty cheap now that LED's took their place as the main scam.
Funny thing.....as we supposedly cut way back on energy consumption, does the price of energy go down all that much? Nope.
We get a couple months of smaller bills and then the power company files for and gets 15% rate increases constantly.
Some of these replies sound exactly the same as what people were saying about CFLs when they first came out
New technology always gets slagged
Because it costs so damn much. I undersatand investors want that huge return on their dollars ASAP. But too much is too much, especially in a limp economy. That, and when you filter out the rush to get the most profit out of the "green" movement, there's very little left that's actually good for the planet as well as good for the consumer.
The ruse we are operating under is the main blockade to actually doing something positive. We have to be able to separate profit from what is going to
save our planet. Without that key element, we won't be known of as the ignorants that are didn't know how to fish the turds out of our drinking water. Rather,
we will be known in the future, as ignorants that fished the turds out of our drinking water and proceeded to replace said turds with our garbage.
You gotta love the early adopters, they have enthusiasm and money to burn apparently. I save a ton of money holding back and waiting for technologies to mature.
As do i. this gives the profiteers a chance to move on to "greener" pastures.
It was weird reading about that bulb. The yellow stuff is a phosphor that converts the light from blue leds into yellow light. It's as if they replaced the mercury gas with leds in a regular CFL...
I will say this, thus far the best brand of CFLs I've found have been from Phillips.
ummm. this led bulb is stated to last 20 years. how long do cfl bulbs last? at most 3 years?
CFLs seem to be all over the place, reliability-wise. There are bulbs I got out of the same package where one didn't last a month, and the other has been there for two years. The probability distribution graph for those things would probably look more like a pitchers mound than a termite-hill...
The the CFL's I have are aging between 2 1/2 years and still glowing at 3 1/2 years.
good news, at least for one day: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2...down-in-price-just-in-time-for-earth-day?lite
I was at home depot yesterday and saw these for $25 (60watt equivalent), and $30 (75watt equivalent) with no rebate. I was picking up some of those small 40watt bulbs that go in chandeliers and the philips LED version was $15. I then saw some incandescent ones for a buck each. Normally I'm supper hippy when it comes to this stuff but the bulb I was replacing does not see a lot of "on time" and the philips ones would stick out like a sore thumb so I went with the $1 a bulb incandescent
^^^ Yeah, I saw those too Ali. Still kinda high, but moving in the right direction.
Speaking of LED lights, just bought 2 more of these. For mood lighting in the Man Cave they are very cool. And only 10 bucks!
Blasphemy! MOOD lighting in a MAN CAVE!?!?!?!? Real Men don't do MOODS! :ak:LOL! Back when my nephew was living with me, he lit his room with strings of those white christmas lights, which he strung along the edges where ceiling met wall. The perfect compromise between a lit and darkened room...
From the original link: " when the bulb that won a $10 million government contest goes on sale."
" SpaceShipOne crossed the finish line in an 8-year, $10 million space race"
What a crock! Building a LED bulb gets the same prize as launching a civilian into space?
Hey, ANGER is a mood! Check out that red, it's manly...
EDIT: Damnit! My photo isn't displaying. Dan, some sort of bug from the crash the other night?
10mil in 2004
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