No need to hoard light bulbs before Jan. 1 ban
Cree has finally cracked the nut on how to make LEDs that are almost indistinguishable from incandescents.
Time to stock up? Not so fast. First, check out Cree's (CREE) energy-sipping new 75-watt replacement bulb (pictured).
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that's CRAP - they burn out just as fast - some even faster!
I've paid thru the nose for these so called "5 year bulbs" - that's a load of horse manure. They burn out in months sometimes! Who keeps their receipts for small stuff like that? I should have...but I didn't. Time and again.
Now? I have a closet full of the the "regular old light bulbs" - you know...the ones where a FOUR PACK cost maybe $1.50 to buy? A decent price for a bulb in my opinion!
They don't come with a date stamp - you can't take em back to the store for replacement - nope...I'm staying with the regular ones - time to go buy a few dozen more of all the kinds I can get.
Well sounds like a good idea but I have problems concerning the "saving of energy".
I have had these questions from day one but have never asked.In a northern climate it is possible
to use heat about 8 out of 12 months.Since this new light bulb uses 13.5 watts the difference in heat that would be produced by an incadescent light bulb will now have to come from somewhere else for those 3 hours that you talk about.
Electric heating ?, well you have lost all of your savings best case scenario 38 cents saving for the year.
Oil heating you have just increased carbon foot print and polluting a little more.
how much energy (elecricity) is required to produce one of these lights compared to an incadescent
Can you put these new bulb into the garbage when they die or do they have to be disposed of in an
enviromentally proper fashion.
If yes then how much electricity is used to dispose of them?
Assuming use are heating 8 out of 12 months you only save during the summer 4 out of 12 or 37 cents per year. Break even in 12 years not including the other items i touched on. Recently I bought 4 light bulbs ( halogen and really nice light ) for $8.00 one of my (i've only used 2) bulbs has burnt out.its a good thing i have the receipt. I expect the rest will burn out before the warranty is up.
CFL's kill my eyes and the ones at home take about 30 minutes to become fully bright .... WOW.
What kind of warranty does a $24 bulb come with ?
In a 3rd. world country where $24 may be a months salary,who will be paying for these ? us?
Cree bulbs sound good but i will wait for a price drop.
Ok, lets take advice from someone who can't do math. The pay off is closer to 3.6 years. Then after that it will only take you ten years to save $82 bucks!!! Whoo hooo. I can find $82 bucks in the trash.
But, what the heck. Lets off shore those U.S. jobs all in the sake of avoiding CLIMATE CHANGE (da daaaa dummmm (sound effects))
i have been stockpiling those things for months. i read profusely. four to six novels a week and anything and everything else i can get my hands on. after dark thirty i need all the light i can get. i am soarly going to miss the 3 way bulbs.
That's all fine and good, however, I use light bulbs to keep my green house warm. Those new bulbs don't put off enough heat to do that. Instead, I'll be forced to use a heat lamp bulb that will both cost more to purchase and cost more to operate!
I'm not really too worried about buying LEDs the rest of my life....
When they introduced CFLs, I started buying them on sales...A few years back, have a butt-load of them...Have about 14-18 locations where they are used..Think I paid about .65-.80 cents each?
And have replaced "only one" in 2-3(?) years...bad socket in lamp.
If you want more light...Buy the "bright light" ones.
Wife has hoarded the incandescent bulbs, because she hates CFLs....
So we probably have enough of each to last 15-20 years....And "big brother" is not getting ours...
"From our cold, no, our hot burned dead hands."
We will see,
they did not mention where these are made, which is another issue.
I am waiting to use the LEDs, I have heard that CFLs put out a lot of harmful UV rays.
24 bucks for a light bulb ? This may create a whole new industry in Section 8 housing.
"Hello - 911 ? - somebody broke into my crib and stole all my light bulbs.
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