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Old 10-16-2016, 05:56 PM
 
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Also once the bulb burned out I bought a new bulb to change it and it was never the same so I had to throw the lamp out. It says not to touch the bulb with your bare hands either because if you get any oils from your skin on it the bulb gets ruined, aint nobody got time for that.
When I had some of those, the new bulbs came with a vinyl glove so you could install it without touching it. Worked fine.
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:56 PM
 
Location: IN
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But the LED ones are not as good Granite!!

They arent as bright,the light they produce IS NOT NATURAL,etc.......... Its like the difference between digital and analog like I said before....
I have four 9 watt LED bulbs in a fixture, and it is actually more than enough light- very high quality light as well. I could take out two of the LED bulbs and the light output would be sufficient as it is a warm CRI tone.
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: CT
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Use 'em all you want, you're paying for the power. In my kitchen I have 5 can lights, used to keep 60 watt floods in them for a total 300 watts. Now I have 7 watt LED floods (equivalent to 65 watt incandescent) for a total of 35 watts and they'll last for years.
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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That is true. Utilitech brand that I picked up at Lowe's is only rated 7,000 hour bulb life. I will get a more well known brand next time. They kept the total bulb life fairly hidden on the package.
Everything I have ever bought that was Utilitech has been cheap junk. I think Lowes forces them to lower the quality to keep the prices down.
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I use the LED ones. Granted they COULD make incandescents that last much longer than they do for cheap they just choose not too.. my father used to buy 4000 hour ones back in the mid 90's and at work we have ones rated for 8000 hours that are advertised on the box as being for stoplights. This notion they only last 500 hours is just to get you to buy more of them. Use a dimmer switch and you could extend that life by double yet.

If you live in South Dakota like I do, it only matters that they use more electricity from about May through September since they just put out heat to heat the house during the long ass winters.

In any case the point is moot... LED bulbs will eventually take over the market as their efficiency and color temperature continue to improve.
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:49 PM
 
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as i posted earlier those average hours of life are not the expected hours you get .

they are the 50% point where 1/2 the lamps died in a controlled laboratory condition .

you can buy 130v incandescent lamps and they last pretty long on 120v
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:23 PM
 
Location: IN
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as i posted earlier those average hours of life are not the expected hours you get .

they are the 50% point where 1/2 the lamps died in a controlled laboratory condition .

you can buy 130v incandescent lamps and they last pretty long on 120v
Yes, I remember we had some Sylvania 60W 130V bulbs back in the 1980s that lasted a long time.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:24 PM
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I love incandescents........CFLs suck, LED-lighting is still too expensive and the light-display
does not throw-off indirect-light as good as incandescents.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:07 PM
 
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I have four 9 watt LED bulbs in a fixture, and it is actually more than enough light- very high quality light as well. I could take out two of the LED bulbs and the light output would be sufficient as it is a warm CRI tone.
Well I guess thats good then
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:20 PM
 
Location: IN
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Well I guess thats good then
The total lumen output of the four 9 watt (60 watt equivalent) LEDs are 3,000 lumens. I have found that the lumen output that is stated by the manufacturer for LEDs is quite accurate.
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