Light bulbs vs LED lights

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  1. telemnemonics

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    As a light bulb management professional I've been working with all the newer bulb tech and can suggest which bulbs will get you the best results in your lamps with your room decor and target audience.

    I agree that the older LED units were cold and sterile, but while I can certainly detect their wavelength in double blind comparisons, the newest high end LED gear can't be told from filament light by the average audience.

    Seriously though, my wife is a painter and couldn't stand the sterile harsh tone of LED up until a year or two ago.
    She was pretty mad about an early set of LED Christmas lights I put up, and I'd agree they were like nails on a chalkboard.
    Now she can only tell I'm using digital when the base has the visible plastic case.
    As long as there is a shade covering the base, nobody will know you're not using vintage tube tech.

    I'll note though that they tend to be inconsistent on dimmers, where even three of the same brand will dim differently in the same multi head lamp at the same dimmer setting. The only way around this is to install individual dimmers for each bulb.
     
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    Do you notice what I mentioned with a dimmer? That the light is strobing?
     
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    It's a well established fact that methane gas influences our viewing of LED wavelengths.
    Eliminate your gas problem and you eliminate your wife's complaint about the new bathroom.
    But wait, have you been gassing in the new bath yet?

    ...Sorry, GAS TMI...
     
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    Yeah the dimmer acts as a delay, and with an analog delay dimmer circuit the toanz are more smeared, while a digital delay dimmer circuit tends to be more harsh.
    As mentioned by another poster, Strymon has a great analog simulation in a digital dimmer that might please your wife.
     
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    i keep an old incandescent bulb in my recording room to ensure no noise problems, but, otherwise i've gone to cfl and led. when the cfl fail, i'll go strictly to led.

    play music!
     
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    NOS has gotten pretty expensive but you can still find deals on ebay.
    Many turn out to be UOS in vintage packaging.
    It's worth buying a good tester and paying to have it calibrated if you plan to use vintage bulbs regularly.
     
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  7. POS Guitars

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    Haha. Fun fact - the kind of light bulb that will make you look orange the most: incandescent.
     
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    You start mentioning fuzz pedals and I'll ask you to step outside, buddy :mad:
     
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    I have nothing but LED lighting in my house, they (total house) use less electricity than 1 incandescent light bulb did...
     
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    Well BigDaddy, another way to look at it is....what if an incandescent light bulb is an efficient heater with the bonus feature of emitting a great deal of light ?
    Kelowna is hot in the summer but you have chilly winters...nothing like Edmonton ( existed there for eight winters ) but snow and below zero temperatures are a regular feature of that area.
    I too see the strobe effect. We have a nice LED over the kitchen sink. Running water into the sink produces weird strobe like patterns in the water...like wow man.
     
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    The undertones here sounds like a tube vs. SS debate
     
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    No!? Really?
     
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    What if ... I don't know the facts, either.


    Easy with them mushrooms.

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    That is a great photo....I can see the magic from here....
     
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    I have LED bulbs that have been running for nigh on 8 years now. Like the more blue-tinged spectra for reading. I have other LED bulbs that mimic older incandescent bulbs quite well. Throw off less heat, sip less power.
     
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    Seems to me that there are more important things to worry about than type of light bulb. There are long term advantages to the LED bulbs with respect to climate and power generation needs.
     
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    Apologies for that Freudian slip.
    Gimme three steps gimme three steps mister gimme three steps towards the door...
     
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    An 8 pack of LED bulbs at HD is currently $9.94 or $1.24 per bulb.

    I had 2 incandescents in a Sears garage door opener for many years and the heat ended up frying the logic board. How much is a new opener?
     
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    I guess maybe I was wrong about the lightbulbs eventually going off for some. :lol::lol::lol:

    This goes back to the old debate of whether people should or do even read the preceding posts before posting, and how much sarcasm and context can be gleaned on the interwebz. :D
     
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    The garage door mechanism has its own light, the light I referred to was the overhead light in the garage.
     
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