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  •  Got some recently, love 'em (8+ / 0-)

    I've had some small LED desk lamps for a couple of years, and just lately replaced the incandescents in the overhead fixture in my living room/office space too.  In addition to the lower energy cost, I was just soooo tired of having the room heat up within minutes from incandescents. And the LEDs are wonderful! I got 60w-equivalent bulbs for about $12 each (from Lighting EVER), daylight white, and they proved to be REALLY bright, like stadium lights. So I sent them back and got soft white, and they're perfect--not as yellow as incandescents or CFLs that are sold as soft white, and plenty bright. I'm going to switch out the rest of my bulbs in short order.

    "I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly."--George Farquhar

    by slapshoe on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 11:26:43 AM PDT

    •  I prefer the less yellow LEDs. (1+ / 0-)
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      radical simplicity

      The ones I have are not as yellow as incandescent, and I like that.  It feels closer to daylight, but not at all like the old blue-ish CFLs you used to see.

      "I wonder why Congress again in a new poll out today--11% approval rating. (It's) because they don't work for us. They work for the sons-of-bitches who pay them." Cenk Uygur

      by Dave in Columbus on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 05:18:27 PM PDT

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    •  I keep an incandescent for my cat. (0+ / 0-)

      Since I only have 14 individual lights in the house (16 with porch lights, 18 with the little ones in the refrigerator, all not counting computer), perhaps I can afford to keep one lamp as a cat comforter, especially in the winter.

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