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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by coffeesnob, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Dec 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    coffeesnob

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    Are you all aware that the incandescent 40 and 60 watt bulbs are going away Jan 1
     
  2. Dec 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Say wut ?

    Is that a US thing ?

    EDIT. :

    Guess not. ~

    75W and. 100W on Jan 1

    40W and 60W Dec 31 2014 for us anyway

    http://www.theprovince.com/touch/story.html?id=9283419
     
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  3. Dec 19, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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    Incandescent, yes, however, I am sure the cheap ones from Hungary and Poland will be available for quite some time after Jan 1...


    Switched over to almost all fluorescent over the last few years in a couple of places I have lived, now LED is the big thing, and much better than fluorescent, just too damn expensive right at present...


    Cree and its offspring will rule the world soon...
     
  4. Dec 19, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    I've already switched about 1/2 of our pot lights to dimmable LED
     
  5. Dec 19, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    Ya the price of led's is way to high no tungsten filaments either. What drives that price so high.
     
  6. Dec 19, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    Supposedly the LED's will give a guaranteed 10 years + of use, no warmup time for full brightness like the fluorescent's....


    And they use a little less energy than the equivalent fluorescent, plus disposal problems that the fluorescent's at present (the coating on the inside of the blubs) are diminished...


    Heck, here in the states, high efficiency LED's array's are being used to grow the 420 greenery, much less heat, very user friendly for the grower, awesome output, but again, extremely expensive at present, but if you have deep pockets, not a problem....
     
  7. Dec 19, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    The PAR30 LED bulbs in my place are 15W versus 50W halogens , the PAR20's are 8W versus 50W
     
  8. Dec 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    LEDs. 40 & 60 watt (comparable lumens) are available everywhere and prices have really dropped in the past few months. I finally found some available in 100w (still almost $40 each). Definitely prefer the "daylight" spectrum.
     
  9. Dec 21, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    think I'll head out to lowes today and see what I can dig up
     
  11. Dec 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    Where are you needing 100W bulbs besides maybe a workshop ?
     
  12. Dec 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    I sense a conspiracy afoot. Lava lamps are back in style with front aisle placement at several discount stores, but will there be incandescent bulbs around to keep them afloat?
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Dec 25, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    I've been upgrading to LED as bulbs have become available to fit my applications.

    As of last weekend, we are 100% LED upstairs except for the spare bedroom (still CFL) and my wife's closet. That's an 8-bullet Track system in the bedroom, one can on the landing, and a 4-light bar above the sink.

    Downstairs, 4 in the bathroom, 4 in the ceiling fan, 3 track bullets and two of 4 larger track cans, the other two cans are still CFL that I'm expecting to die any time now (I can see pieces of the insulator on the inside of the dome).

    Kitchen is the biggest draw. Still running three 2x4 tubes.

    One of these days I'm going to have to rebuild the shower enclosure and put a couple of pots above the tub, as well as the kitchen to replace the old style panels with pots.

    Front porch is an old-style (retro) 60w tungsten..
    Guess I need to pick up a box of these....

    old-fashioned-light-bulb.jpg
     
  14. Dec 26, 2013 at 5:02 AM
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    I love retro
     
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    I've been buying 60watt for the last month and stocking up.
    Have like 10 boxes.
     
  16. Dec 26, 2013 at 5:35 AM
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    Bulbs are plants, I think you are referring to lamps.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    just bought another box of 60 watters
     
  18. Dec 30, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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    60 watt bulbs aren't going extinct till the end of next year , no ?
     
  19. Dec 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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