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Old 10-17-2016, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Traditional lighting is AND ALWAYS WILL BE the best..
That's true, but it is getting harder and harder to find whale oil to fill the lamps.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:31 AM
 
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Not me... I've replaced every bulb in the house with 5000K LEDs. The workshop and garage have 6500K fluorescent tubes. Even the outdoor security lights are 5000K LEDs.

It feels much cleaner and brighter that way. But that's just me.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:36 AM
 
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i have them just as an antique. Changed to all LEDs and Prefer using 5000ks.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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That's true, but it is getting harder and harder to find whale oil to fill the lamps.
Whale oil? Pffffft. I wait for lightning to strike.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:54 PM
 
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I wish I had stocked up. I stuck my head in the sand and refused to believe they would actually stop producing them. This past week I put my last incandescent bulb into a fixture, and went off to buy more, only to find my local stores do not carry them. At all. Grrrr...
If you are not aware, it is against the law for them to sell them.

They put them on sale for a 4 pack for under $1 when they were near the end and could no longer sell them. So we spent a few dollars, and it will be quite a long time before we run out. As my wife and I are in our late 80s, we will probably run out before the bulbs do.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:05 PM
 
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not true , i am in the business . existing lamps can be sold , they cannot be manufactured . we can sell whatever we can get our hands on .
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:37 PM
 
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My eyes always have trouble with candles and oil lamps.
Hehe I hear ya Ultra
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:12 PM
 
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Our closets are filled with boxes of incandescent bulbs. We prefer them.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Not me... I've replaced every bulb in the house with 5000K LEDs. The workshop and garage have 6500K fluorescent tubes. Even the outdoor security lights are 5000K LEDs.

It feels much cleaner and brighter that way. But that's just me.
I could not stand 5000K in my house, I'd feel like I was in a hospital. I find 3500K just right, but they're hard to find.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:21 PM
 
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95% of my hospital is 3500K

The lamps the surgeons use are 6100K which tends to be preferred when working with tissue.
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