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Old 07-07-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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I have a bathroom fixture that requires two bulbs. You definitely can tell the 40 watt CFL replacement does give the same usable light.I have also noticed that my town has changed to LED traffic lights and alot fo them have LEDs burnt out in a pretty short time.
Traditionally traffic signal bulbs have been specially designed for long life. LED lamps normally last much longer, but have one drawback: they run cooler so they don't melt the snow in winter. I think heaters have been installed on some.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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i may have asked you this before because i think i remember you mentioning this, but who did you have install your solar panels? i want to look into this, and the company i spoke to wasn't really impressing me.
I used Princeton Solar. They got bought out by Princeton Power.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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Buy your compacts asap. The prices are scheduled to soar by 30-50% over the next few weeks.

Im in the business and received advance notice from our suppliers to expect a whopper of an increase .
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Buy your compacts asap. The prices are scheduled to soar by 30-50% over the next few weeks.

Im in the business and received advance notice from our suppliers to expect a whopper of an increase .
eh...if prices of them soar, much easier to justify converting to LEDs.

why would prices of CFLs rise?
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Texas
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CFLs...bah.

As they go out, I'm switching all my bulbs over to LED.

Now THAT is saving.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Hmm, CFLs are $2 to $4 and LEDs are $27.... barring sales, promotions, etc.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hmm, CFLs are $2 to $4 and LEDs are $27.... barring sales, promotions, etc.
Yeah, I was just looking at Home Depot and I was amazed...

CFL - $4 and lasts 8,000 hours - 15 watts
Corresponding LED - $17, lasts 50,000 hours and and consumes 5 to 7 watts, and doesn't cause migraines/seizures/merc toxicity.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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Yeah, I was just looking at Home Depot and I was amazed...

CFL - $4 and lasts 8,000 hours - 15 watts
Corresponding LED - $17, lasts 50,000 hours and and consumes 5 to 7 watts, and doesn't cause migraines/seizures/merc toxicity.
Yea, LEDs don't make sense for me across the board (we do use them in the art gallery).... My electricity bill is already minimal.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yea, LEDs don't make sense for me.... My electricity bill is already minimal.
We just have so many huge flood lights and recessed lights all over this house...and outside...some of them are hard to reach to replace. Something that lasts for years would really be helpful.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Hmm, CFLs are $2 to $4 and LEDs are $27.... barring sales, promotions, etc.
costco has the floodlights for $19.99 i believe.
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