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

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  •  I buy LEDs and CFL, but the false ads annoy (5+ / 0-)

    The light output of the Feit talked about here (790 lumens) is less than the output of a standard 60W incandescent ~840, a 75W would be over 1000 lumens).

    It's not as if LED marketers were the first to mislead consumers about light output, even CFL folks were just following GE's misleading ads for a line of incandescent bulbs that let you save electricity because they were five watts smaller. Of course you could save electricity by putting a 75W in where a 100W was or a 60W where a 75W was, but the lighting is always less.

    The 3-way bulb discussed above does manage to report its light output comparison more accurately.

    Americans can make our country better.

    by freelunch on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 03:19:28 PM PDT

    •  Yea, they just can't help themselves but still... (1+ / 0-)
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      freelunch

      LED's provide ~4 times the lumens/watt compared to incandescents. Lumens/watt will usually be on the box.

      •  It would really help, though (2+ / 0-)
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        if they were made at the right brightness.  One problem with the CFL liars was that along with claiming that 1400 lumens was "equivalent" to 1700 lumens, they didn't MAKE a bulb that delivered those 1700 lumens.  I end up using the 42W CFLs that are supposed to be 150W equivalents and are actually about halfway between the old 100W and the old 150W.

        HONESTY would be nice; REAL EQUIVALENCE would be even nicer.  Making the entire world smaller and dimmer may be more "efficient", but it's rather like the chained CPI.  Substituting chicken for beef because you can't afford beef any more isn't the same thing as a steak dinner on Saturday night.

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