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They have all kind of LEDs now a day. We made the switch from CFLs to LEDs 2-3 years ago. I'm trying to sell my old CFLs bulbs for $0.50 each. I didn't think a single house would be using 40+ bulbs . LED bulbs are getting cheaper now. A box of 10 60W equivalent (9W) bulbs will cost around $15?

It's not until recently that i found a use for the old incandescent bulbs again. I'm using one of them as a brooder light at the moment. It works!

Are you making the upgrade soon or will stick with incandescent or CFLs for a while ?
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dulun18 wrote:

https://www.consumerreports.org/lightbulbs/bright-outlook-for-energy-saving-lightbulbs/



They have all kind of LEDs now a day. We made the switche from CFLs to LEDs 2-3 years ago. I'm trying to sell my old CFLs bulbs for $0.50 each. I didn't think a single house would be using 40+ bulbs . LED bulbs are getting cheaper now. A box of 10 60W equivalent (14W) bulbs will cost around $15?

It's not until recently that i found a use for the old incandescent bulbs. I'm using one of them as a brooder light at the moment. It works!

Are you making the upgrade soon or will stick with incandescent or CFLs for a while ?



I was told Spiral shape are getting away now. It'll look like normal one, but still last over to year to 10 years! Yep that right 10 years!! Remember the old light bulb alway burn out like a month or two?

I swore i still using same light bulb for three years now and I alway leave it on all night! =0
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I am currently using Phillips Hue smart bulbs throughout the house.
https://www.amazon.com/Philips-464479-Equivalent-Ambiance-Generation/dp/B06Y3QXSGX

Fortunately, we only have three ceiling fans and several lamps.
The girlfriend tends to change the color of the bulb from Google Home or the phone app itself.
We have been using these for several years now, at least for the last two generation of bulbs.
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I am currently using Phillips Hue smart bulbs throughout the house.
https://www.amazon.com/Philips-464479-Equivalent-Ambiance-Generation/dp/B06Y3QXSGX

Fortunately, we only have three ceiling fans and several lamps.
The girlfriend tends to change the color of the bulb from Google Home or the phone app itself.
We have been using these for several years now, at least for the last two generation of bulbs.


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I was told Spiral shape are getting away now. It'll look like normal one, but still last over to year to 10 years! Yep that right 10 years!! Remember the old light bulb alway burn out like a month or two?

I swore i still using same light bulb for three years now and I alway leave it on all night! =0


CFLs ? they are being phase out like incandescent bulbs. CFLs have 2 cons that i found to be annoying

1- it can take 30-45 seconds for them to reach full brightness

2- you can not use them in motion sensor fixtures-- it will shorten the life of the bulbs

I put brand new CFL bulbs in my motion sensor fixtures around the house and they were dying out after 3-4 months. The constant on/off will shorten the life of the bulbs. LEDs fixed the those problems-- now we have to worry about the blue light effect with LEDs..

Typical bulb life 60W bulb

Incandescent - 1,000-1,500 hr
CFLs - 8,000-10,000 hr (14W)
LEDs -- 15,000 - 25,000 hr (9W)

If you have elderly parents who can't just climb up the ladder to change the bulbof the recessed light fixture hanging 28-30ft above ground--- it's ideal to put in LEDs-- install and forget pretty much.
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Cydoemus wrote:

I am currently using Phillips Hue smart bulbs throughout the house.
https://www.amazon.com/Philips-464479-Equivalent-Ambiance-Generation/dp/B06Y3QXSGX

Fortunately, we only have three ceiling fans and several lamps.
The girlfriend tends to change the color of the bulb from Google Home or the phone app itself.
We have been using these for several years now, at least for the last two generation of bulbs.


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I'll probably use CFL bulbs for decades. There was a sale when I bought my house 8 years ago and I bought 40 for £4. I have 6 light fittings and so far I have replaced 3 bulbs. 31 spare to go...
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My entire house is LED lights except for one bulb. It's in my stairway, way up high, and the only way to change it is to climb into the attic and remove the fixture from above. I've been too lazy to actually do that.
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I'm trying to transition entirely to LEDs because the CFLs give me headaches.
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My entire house is LED lights except for one bulb. It's in my stairway, way up high, and the only way to change it is to climb into the attic and remove the fixture from above. I've been too lazy to actually do that.


We have a recessed light fixture above the stairs. I don't know which genius designed this house. It's not safe using the ladder on the steps. I got the light bulb change stick instead. It will make changing light bulbs in hard to reach places a lot easier



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LED, I haven't changed a light bulb in years.
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dulun18 wrote:

https://www.consumerreports.org/lightbulbs/bright-outlook-for-energy-saving-lightbulbs/



They have all kind of LEDs now a day. We made the switch from CFLs to LEDs 2-3 years ago. I'm trying to sell my old CFLs bulbs for $0.50 each. I didn't think a single house would be using 40+ bulbs . LED bulbs are getting cheaper now. A box of 10 60W equivalent (9W) bulbs will cost around $15?

It's not until recently that i found a use for the old incandescent bulbs again. I'm using one of them as a brooder light at the moment. It works!

Are you making the upgrade soon or will stick with incandescent or CFLs for a while ?


Where do you live? I live near Seattle and the cheapest LED I have seen that wasnt complete garbage was 3-4 for $15USD
http://www.homedepot.com/b/Lighting-Ceiling-Fans-Light-Bulbs-LED-Light-Bulbs/N-5yc1vZbm79
I use CFLs at present because I swapped to CFLs about 4years ago and haven't had any burn out since I suppose I will get LEDs when they do start to go out, but for now.... "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" lol
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Where do you live? I live near Seattle and the cheapest LED I have seen that wasnt complete garbage was 3-4 for $15USD
http://www.homedepot.com/b/Lighting-Ceiling-Fans-Light-Bulbs-LED-Light-Bulbs/N-5yc1vZbm79
I use CFLs at present because I swapped to CFLs about 4years ago and haven't had any burn out since I suppose I will get LEDs when they do start to go out, but for now.... "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" lol


Arizona. I bought all my light bulbs at the local costco (CFLs and LEDs). These are the current prices

was $25


was $50


Was $38





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Haven't gone to LED yet, our "green" town still has a market for those curly poisonous mercury ones--
Are LED's safer to dispose of?
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There is no recycling program for LEDs at the moment .. just CFLs

https://www.epa.gov/cfl/recycling-and-disposal-cfls


btw, OP

there are energy efficient incandescents.. for those who like to stick to incandescent. We also upgraded to LEDS a few years back. I bought the bulbs at Costco as well. I bought them again and return with the old receipt when the price dropped to $30 ($50). One of the many benefits of shopping at Costco is when the same items dropped in price you can use the old receipt to get the difference back.

The current LEDs are different though (different UPC code). They are cheaper but also brighter (more lumens) .. I think their 100W equivalent (14W) had 1500 lumen before.. now 1600 lumen. I guess these bulbs are best for the exterior lighting. They provide plenty of lumens for my security cameras.

I don't see the point of security cameras if you can't see the face of the criminals. I want as many lumen as possible so my cameras can pick up their faces in details. Daylight will work best with security cameras. If you are within 25-30 ft of my house the lights and cameras will turn on and a picture of your face/body will be sent to my phone.

http://earth911.com/eco-tech/choosing-light-bulb-energy-savings/


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I upgraded to candles
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