LED light bulbs.
aRe there any LED bulbs out there that can actually light up a room?
Right now i have one in my upstairs hallway. We leave it on 24/7 since the bulb only uses 1 watt of energy!
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st7860 wrote: ↑Oct 6th, 2007 1:23 pmthis led bulb replaces a 70 watt regular bulb
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/02 ... replac.php
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Apr 15th, 2008 11:09 pm
I would have to agree. Paying $60 for a 9W LED bulb vs. $2 for a 13W CFL with equivalent lumen output? I will take the CFL, thanks.
Apr 17th, 2008 11:03 am
I wish I could switch to CFL alas... stuck with all these 50 watt mr 16 halogen pot lights that I want to replace. Just my main living areas (living/dining) uses up 950 watts!brunes wrote: ↑Apr 15th, 2008 11:09 pmI would have to agree. Paying $60 for a 9W LED bulb vs. $2 for a 13W CFL with equivalent lumen output? I will take the CFL, thanks.
My $58 saved allows me to invest my money in other green initiatives that likely benefit far more than a measly 4W savings over CFL.
Apr 17th, 2008 1:17 pm
Let me guess, you are not paying for electricity.
Apr 17th, 2008 3:21 pm
some fancy condos/houses have those type of recessed lighting...
Apr 17th, 2008 3:22 pm
theres MR16 CFLs
Apr 17th, 2008 5:07 pm
no.. I am, that's why it kills me... and also why I put so much effort into finding LED replacements.
!?!?!?! this I have never heard of? interesting... off to google about. thanks! I just hope its not something that will protrude from the socket, I really liked the LED mr16s primarily since they had the same form factor as regular halogen bulbs.
Apr 17th, 2008 7:32 pm
Let me guess, you like to waste energy and MONEY. call +1 416-736-0447.
Apr 17th, 2008 8:43 pm
Depends which MR16...Icedawn wrote: ↑Apr 17th, 2008 5:07 pm!?!?!?! this I have never heard of? interesting... off to google about. thanks! I just hope its not something that will protrude from the socket, I really liked the LED mr16s primarily since they had the same form factor as regular halogen bulbs.
(EDIT - Any chance you know where to buy them from Canada? Browsing around and its hard to find a good Cdn site)
(EDIT 2 - nevermind, found http://ask.metafilter.com/56681/Where-t ... -in-Canada)
(EDIT 3 - nevermind, none of them sell mr 16 bulbs). Back to asking for help?
Apr 17th, 2008 10:40 pm
hey, if you have any idea where to get equivalently bright CFL or LED lighting that can repay itself within 5 years to generic 50W MR 16 halogens, I'm all ears...
Thanks for the help eh? I'm referring to the bipin, GU5.3's I think.Yumeji wrote: ↑Apr 17th, 2008 8:43 pmDepends which MR16...
I found some CFL GU10's at Rona that were energy saving (doesn't have the funnel shape like the halogen GU10s, more cylindrical). They were about $5-6 a pop.
I also found a website for 5W CFL GU5.3's in the US that can ship to Canada: [link] These are about $8.25 US a pop.
I e-mailed a lighting store in Richmond and they said there was only one store they could order from that were about 3.6W GU5.3 bulbs for $60 each (perhaps they were LED).