Light bulbs vs LED lights

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cerb, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Cerb

    Cerb Tele-Meister

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    187
    Joined:
    May 3, 2019
    Location:
    Sweden
    I think we have the answer :D
     
    Chud likes this.
  2. Cerb

    Cerb Tele-Meister

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    187
    Joined:
    May 3, 2019
    Location:
    Sweden
    Lots of interesting reading about LED lights though.
     
    Chud likes this.
  3. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Age:
    67
    Posts:
    20,315
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa USA
    Admin Post
    Incandescent bulbs are electric space heaters that produce light.
     
    imwjl likes this.
  4. RifleSlinger

    RifleSlinger Tele-Meister

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    184
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2016
    Location:
    Washington
    LED's lack the light crystal lattice structure of incandescent bulbs.
     
    SolidSteak likes this.
  5. RottenTheCat

    RottenTheCat Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    572
    Joined:
    May 29, 2019
    Location:
    Drambuie, Africa
    Match the light to the application
     
  6. urbandefault

    urbandefault Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    319
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Location:
    Yukon OK
    Those flame LED bulbs ROCK! :lol:
     
  7. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    13,905
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Location:
    SC (S)lowcountry

    Well, you mentioned both, didn't you? Does the garage door opener use an incandescent bulb too?

    Still, modern LED bulbs cost a dollar and a quarter. That's a long way from ten bucks. And a 60 watt equivalent uses 9 watts and takes 85% less energy to operate it.
     
    Toto'sDad likes this.
  8. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    50,471
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
    So it's half as loud?
     
    bloomz and KevinB like this.
  9. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    13,905
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Location:
    SC (S)lowcountry
    Exackly!
     
  10. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,375
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Location:
    New York City
    The real question is whether the tone is better with LED or incandescent jewel lights, and which color???

    nhqmxhtj13oaus6hj02j.jpg czwqqgu5rhh6zi6unymt.jpg
     
    Cerb likes this.
  11. Cerb

    Cerb Tele-Meister

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    187
    Joined:
    May 3, 2019
    Location:
    Sweden
    Chud likes this.
  12. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    41,217
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Oh my, I'm wasting fifteen cents a month.

    [​IMG]
     
    bloomz and KevinB like this.
  13. Boubou

    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    10,964
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    LED Zeppelins or bust
    I switched my incandescent flood lights for Cree LEDs in the backyard, skunks have nowhere to hide.
    Haven’t had an incandescent bulb in years, changed almost all (maybe all, I have to check) fluoro for LED.
    There is nothing to discuss
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2019
  14. Pointmonger

    Pointmonger Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    960
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    My electric bill dropped NOTICEABLY after replacing every single bulb with LED's.
     
  15. kafka

    kafka Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,234
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2013
    Location:
    Potomac, MD
    I'm good with the appearance of the newer LEDs. I think they look as good as incandescent inside the house. I hate fluorescent. I have some in my new garage that will be replaced with some LED strips that I think are fantastic for the workshop.

    However, I have some halogen lamps that I really like having over my woodworking bench in the garage. The give off off just enough heat that I can get under them when it's down in the 40s, and I don't need a space heater. I stocked up on enough bulbs to last me a long time. I can't even find these kind of fixtures anymore. It's disappointing that that kind of utility is becoming prohibited in toto. It's not like anyone was filling their house with these bulbs.

    I agree that LEDs are better for most circumstances. So far I think they last longer. I guess the acid test will be the 3-way bulbs, which always died really quickly. I don't really know why that's the case. Probably due to noise of the cheap lamp switches. I've finally run out of 3-way incandescent bulbs, so they should be all replaced with LEDs soon.

    I'm somewhat skeptical of the environmental significance of home energy savings. I went solar at my last house. It was always slightly cheaper than local power, and it required no money down, so it was a no brainer. I was producing >90% of my home electrical need and saving money to do it. However, the one thing it made clear was that I have a vastly greater carbon footprint due to transportation. Orders of magnitude here. In the end, I just didn't use much electricity at home.

    I think that it's probably good and useful to get people on to more efficient lighting on the whole, at least to start, but that there are some circumstances where alternative lighting is still desirable and should be available.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2019
  16. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    11,039
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Location:
    Berlin
    Incandescent bulb.
    shouldn't that wording be changed to indecent bulb by now?
     
    Cerb likes this.
  17. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    50,471
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
    I don't want to tread near politics again and have my post removed :oops:
     
    Alamo likes this.
  18. rocking rooster

    rocking rooster Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    491
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2011
    Location:
    Somerset UK
    I guess you all are talking household lighting but on a similar theme, I changed the headlight on one of my bikes from halogen to LED. What a difference! I can now actually see where I'm going at night. I'll be converting the other bike soon.
     
  19. teleMc

    teleMc TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    67
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2017
    Location:
    Orem, Ut
    Has anyone tried rolling all these different types in a youtube. I'd like to see that ...
    I think LEDs would be more tolerable if you run them though and old ceramic lamp base. It tends to smooth out the harshness.
     
  20. Hatfield92

    Hatfield92 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    509
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2019
    Location:
    Largo, Florida, USA
    I tend to prefer HPS bulbs.

    Sorry, wrong board.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.