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Re: light bulbs [Re: danny clifton] #7422357
12/05/21 12:55 AM
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About 10 years ago Pete bought into the LED craze and replaced all the bulbs in the house! I wanted to throw them at him! They were worthless. Instead I threw them out/ stored them away and told him they died and replaced them with incandescents. I told him to never buy another LED for this house. Fast forward 5 years and we lived down here now and he outfitted the garage and lodge with LEDs and they're GREAT. Much brighter than an incandescent! So I recalled my previous comment and we have LEDs in most light fixtures now and I love them. I don't know a whole lot about them but I do know they had reasonably priced ones these days that are BETTER than what you're used to.

Re: light bulbs [Re: danny clifton] #7422421
12/05/21 07:13 AM
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I do maintenance for our county schools.
We had close.to 100 buildings, at the 10 schools and shops.
We've...I've, started putting LEDs in all ofem.
No ballast and 2 wires to deal with. The company we buy
from gives us a 5 year warrenty and it's worked out so far.
Even had the emergency bulbs where there used to be a battery ballast
that we'd been paying around $170 for to go along with the regular ballast.
It is $58 for that bulb but we'll worth it. About all the outside (wall) lights that used
transformers and starters are replaced with LEDs. It's made my job so much easier.s

Re: light bulbs [Re: danny clifton] #7422423
12/05/21 07:24 AM
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I am changing everything over to LED, very white light and nice and bright. I like a bright room and that's what you get from the LED lights. If you buy the right ones.

Re: light bulbs [Re: lee steinmeyer] #7422428
12/05/21 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
Around here, the thing to do for citys, is switch over to LEDís. Here of late, I see purple lights on street lights, that are so dim, ya might as well not have them. The white ones are pretty bright, but those purple ones are a joke!


My guess is that the purple bulbs are metal halide, not LED. They were probably fine until the bright white LED's were installed next to them and made it obvious how not-white they are.


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Re: light bulbs [Re: danny clifton] #7422430
12/05/21 07:38 AM
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We use ECHO lights from Germany (I think Satco in TX makes them too) and the 100watt give off 7,000 lumens. They are AWESOME. We only needed to install 1/2 the light sockets in the new shop because they are so bright.... yet 100 watt draw.

They're around $40 a piece but 10 year life span.


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Re: light bulbs [Re: danny clifton] #7422461
12/05/21 08:18 AM
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It's all about the color range you choose. LED's are available in most of the range you see below. As I said above, I choose 5,000K for my shop. The purple lights you guys are seeing are probably LED's in the 10,000K range or higher.

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Re: light bulbs [Re: danny clifton] #7422486
12/05/21 08:52 AM
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When I buy bulbs, I see how much lumens, they are. That tells you how much lite its going to put off. More lumens, the brighter. And daylight bulbs, seem bright.

Re: light bulbs [Re: Gator Foot] #7422500
12/05/21 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Gator Foot
When I buy bulbs, I see how much lumens, they are. That tells you how much lite its going to put off. More lumens, the brighter. And daylight bulbs, seem bright.

X2
It's all about the lumens
Have only had one led bulb go bad in a few years now. I like them.


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Re: light bulbs [Re: danny clifton] #7422501
12/05/21 09:07 AM
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I've gone all LED where can won't go back. I had lot 4ft florescent lights think only one left now are wife's grow lights. LED last way longer in ceiling fans. Just replaced one the other day was couple years old. When used regular incandescent bulbs would kill some in weeks. Think fans shake them.

Oh and I forget to mention. Here there power company has deal where you can ask for and get different energy saving device a year. So go on line sign up for say 6 free LE,D bulbs.ight want to look into that.

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Re: light bulbs [Re: danny clifton] #7422784
12/05/21 03:04 PM
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This is the ones we changed to in the house LED Bulbs They are sold as 100 watt equivalent.

In the skinning shed I bought the 4 foot LED Lowe's was selling at the time for $50. Shop light Talk to the tech and they may have one even more bright.


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