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View Diary: UPDATE x3: LED Lightbulbs Finally Ready for Prime Time! (282 comments)

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  •  CFLs are really bad at on/off cycles (4+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert, Lawrence, pgm 01, cynndara

    I tried them in my bathroom fixture (3 of 6 sockets), and they died faster than regular incandescents. Brand didn't seem to make much difference.

    I've put in two LEDs a couple years ago, and they're still going strong.

    •  I have an incandescent in the bathroom (3+ / 0-)

      because CFL bulbs don't like to be sideways, the don't like heat and humidity and they don't like to be turned on and off frequently.  All of that combines to make a CFL in the bathroom last about as long as an incandescent which makes it too expensive to use there.  I have been looking for a low cost LED that can provide enough light sideways to illuminate the bathroom but the prices have been too high.  

      LED lights are very directional so the original bulbs were very much like a spot light, great if the bulb faces down but bad for what I needed.  Many of the bulbs on the market now do radiate light so I should be able to find a good replacement.  I really don't want to go through the hassle of replacing a light fixture just to get the benefit of modern bulbs.

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