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Old 04-18-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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Even at $22.00 a bulb, no thanks.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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Ummm...No thanks.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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$10 million in taxpayer money here, another few Billion there.......
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: DC
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I'm staying with CFLs for now. The LED price will drop rapidly.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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LED bulbs have been in HD for months and they're under $10.

I don't get it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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LED bulbs have been in HD for months and they're under $10.

I don't get it.
I wondered the same thing... LED bulbs have been out for a long time and are cheaper... how is it any different... just by looking at the tech side, all LED bulbs are designed to last for a long time (if not pretty much forever)... how is this LED bulb any different... I would of prefer if they made 100W LED bulbs, then you are talking a significant difference... even better if the price is $10 for 100W LED bulbs... that would be a game-changer...
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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As per the article:

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The bulb is the most energy-efficient yet, lasts about 20 years and is supposed to give off a pleasing, natural-looking light.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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The problem I have with these new-age bulbs is that they never stay bright for very long. A CFL bulb may last for a year, but within a month it is nowhere close to being as bright as it was when you put it in. By the time 3 months is up, you may as well be using candles.

My fiancee has a vision disability and finds CFLs utterly useless. We are curently stocking up on incandescent bulbs ahead of McGuinty's plan to ban their sale in Ontario. Afterwards, we'll have to resort to driving to Buffalo a couple times a year to stock up.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:54 AM
 
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I would of prefer if they made 100W LED bulbs, then you are talking a significant difference... even better if the price is $10 for 100W LED bulbs... that would be a game-changer...
Spotting deer with it? LED's need about 10% the wattage of incandescent so a 100watt LED would be equivalent to 1000 watt incandescent.
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