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Old 09-07-2019, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I just want a bulb that is safe to use in enclosed fixtures.

My bathroom, my kitchen, my porch and side garage door lights are all enclosed fixtures. I like them. I do not want to buy different styles that I don't like let alone pay to have them installed.

Packages of energy efficient bulbs either say do not use in enclosed fixtures {and don't say why} or avoid the issue all together leaving you to wonder.

So, are any of the new energy efficient bulbs safe to use in enclosed fixtures?
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:36 PM
 
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Silliness. Good CFLs are much superior to incandescent. Not as good as LEDs.

From Consumer Reports....

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But as Consumer Reports' lightbulb Ratings show, some CFLs are impressive or even excellent overall. They aren’t the top scoring lightbulbs—LEDs are—but they’re cheaper and the best CFLs we tested are bright, cast a warm light, are quicker to fully brighten, and aren’t greatly affected by frequently turning them on and off. CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than the incandescent bulbs they replace and are claimed to last 7 to 10 times longer.
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From my garage...a big f'in bag of failed CFL's within months of buying them.

You wanna reimburse me?

What a waste of my money on a false promise.

You fail
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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From my garage...a big f'in bag of failed CFL's within months of buying them.

You wanna reimburse me?

What a waste of my money on a false promise.

You fail
Sorry the ability to buy consumer products stupidly is outside the range of good science.
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Old 09-07-2019, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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From my garage...a big f'in bag of failed CFL's within months of buying them.

You wanna reimburse me?

What a waste of my money on a false promise.

You fail
I dunno I have the big honkin’ CFL’s in my garage that I put in about 8 years ago (6) and I just lost 1. They are Phillips though.

My new shop has LED tubes and so far they’re awesome. Their FEIT’s so pretty inexpensive and I won’t cry to hard if they need replacing.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:18 PM
 
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Just as the administration lifts the regulations on light bulb efficiency a new device has been developed that likely will wipe out the incandescent. Or at least those not used primarily for heating.

The device is basically a large number of LEDs on a common substrate with four diodes. The LEDs are in a serial string and basically run directly off the 120 volts with the diodes providing rectification. So basically you have the whole device built into a simple die of a nitride semiconductor. That reads dirt cheap.

Only draw back may be 120 cycle pulsing. But that will certainly be fine for industrial apps and things like street lights. And high output devices may well be very simple.
Interesting! Do they mention any improvements on a spectrum of light that is not as harmful to the human eyes?
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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So we finally got rid of the florescent flicker only to replace it with LED flicker?

I just want an LED bulb that doesn't go bad. I have spent way too much money replacing bad ones.
And florescent AND LEDs are both far harsher than incandescents. We've replaced a number of LEDs and gone back to the Edison bulbs because they're far easier on the eyes.
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Old Today, 08:16 AM
 
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And florescent AND LEDs are both far harsher than incandescents. We've replaced a number of LEDs and gone back to the Edison bulbs because they're far easier on the eyes.
Edison bulbs? Ugh. I hate yellow light.
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Old Today, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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LEDs do not cost much anymore and the price continues to fall. I bought some on sale for about 175 each a few months ago. I bought 20 of them and rather than waiting for the incandescent to burn out, i just replaced most of them now. Incandescent is already impractical, except where you need/want a warmer light or some types of specialty bulbs. I do not see how this is a significant change. .
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Old Today, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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LEDs do not cost much anymore and the price continues to fall. I bought some on sale for about 175 each a few months ago. I bought 20 of them and rather than waiting for the incandescent to burn out, i just replaced most of them now. Incandescent is already impractical, except where you need/want a warmer light or some types of specialty bulbs. I do not see how this is a significant change. .
It makes the production of a LED bulb at costs equivalent or less than an incandescent practical. That is not presently true. And you need to be careful with the cheap LED bulbs. They have reliability problems.
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