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Old 08-24-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I've recently decided to do away with CFL bulbs that are in an area which may be close to my head for a prolonged period of time, due to the immense amount of electromagnetic radiation the typical CFL emits. So then, I recently purchased a three-pack of LED bulbs and installed them to find that, when the light switch is off, the bulbs emit just a little light, due to a low level of current at the socket. I was initially annoyed at this -- if the switch is off I typically like a light to be off, but now that I've had some time to consider, I guess I don't mind this "moon bean" mode the lights go into when the switch is off.

Has anybody else been surprised at this, but after some reconsideration, decided it's not really too big of a problem? It's actually something of an interesting look of artificial moonlight, and I suppose there's not really a detrimental affect since the lights consume barely anything in moon beam mode.

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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I don't like them. They look horrible in hanging lights or sconces .... so silly with the way that they're shaped. I know it is very un-PC , but I never use them.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:04 AM
 
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I can't stand CFL bulbs. I don't mind LED bulbs.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:08 AM
 
Location: bloomington,illinois
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CFL's all over the house here!

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Old 08-25-2012, 02:00 AM
 
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CFL's all over the house here!

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What do you like about CFLs over LEDs? I like that LEDs use less power, last longer, don't flicker/buzz as they get older, and most importantly do not contain mercury like CFLs.

The only thing I can see going for CFLs is the slight price difference... but at the cost of being harmful to the environment.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:03 AM
 
Location: bloomington,illinois
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What do you like about CFLs over LEDs? I like that LEDs use less power, last longer, don't flicker/buzz as they get older, and most importantly do not contain mercury like CFLs.

The only thing I can see going for CFLs is the slight price difference... but at the cost of being harmful to the environment.

Well, I'm not a green freak, and I never noticed the buzz or flicker in mine. As far as mercury goes, I don't plan to eat any either.


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Old 08-25-2012, 02:06 AM
 
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Well, I'm not a green freak, and I never noticed the buzz or flicker in mine. As far as mercury goes, I don't plan to eat any either.


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There's more impact than the possibility eating lightbulbs.... such as to wildlife.

I'm not a green freak either... but I try to do the simplest things. Picking up a different bulb that has such a huge impact is easy.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:09 AM
 
Location: bloomington,illinois
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There's more impact than the possibility eating lightbulbs.... such as to wildlife.

I'm not a green freak either... but I try to do the simplest things. Picking up a different bulb that has such a huge impact is easy.

Maybe, but I don't read that much into it.



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Old 08-29-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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We've been replacing all the high hats with LED dimmables. The sconces still have incandescent bulbs, as do the less used outdoor lights. Our lamp posts which are used nightly have CFLs, but the glass in the lighting unit is frosted, so I find it softens the light a bit.
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