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Nom du Keyboard (633989) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Nom du Keyboard (633989) writes "How many incandescent light bulbs have you replaced in your house with fluorescent equivalents?

None – and never will.
1-2
3-5
6-10
10-20
>20
Waiting for LEDs/Light Bulb Next.
I use pre-incandescent lighting technology"

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All of them. (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 2 years ago | (#38294462)

I may be a nerd, but I'm not Bill Gates. Every dollar I don't have to give the electric company is a dollar I can give the beer company. Buying incandescants is short sighted (penny wise, pound foolish) and stupid.

Incandescants no longer have any drawbacks, and are superior (for lighting) to heat lamps disguised as lighting in every way. They even have three way CFLs now (have two in my living room).

Re:All of them. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38294742)

"Incandescants no longer have any drawback"

Other than the law put a lot of people out of work. The current price of CFLs reflects the manufacturing of nearly all CFLs in China, where labor costs less. In September 2010, the Winchester, Virginia General Electric plant closed, leaving Osram Sylvania and the tiny American Light Bulb Manufacturing Inc. the last companies to make standard incandescent bulbs in the United States. At that time, Ellis Yan, whose Chinese company made the majority of CFLs sold in the United States, said he was interested in building a United States factory to make CFL bulbs, but wanted $12.5 million from the U.S. government to do so. General Electric had considered changing one of its bulb plants to make CFLs, but said that even after a $40 million investment in converting a plant, wage differences would mean costs would be 50% higher.

CFLs are so 2010 (1)

Original Replica (908688) | more than 2 years ago | (#38298086)

I have a dimmable, white light LED bulb [amazon.com] in every overhead fixture in my apartment. It's wasn't cheap but it was worth it for the energy savings. They put out a much better light then the CFLs and they are dimmable, but they dim grey not amber the way an incandescent does. That takes getting used to.
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