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I hate to start up another bulb bashing session, but this is of interest.


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I'm with you on the cfl's but what do you guys think about LEDs? We've got a residential school off-grid, so we always want new ways to improve our power efficiency.

(BTW, one way we improve our lighting efficiency is a school-only daylight-saving zone, as India doesn't have daylight savings time)
 
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Looks sweet, but you have to remove heat.

It really raises cost on the LED bulbs. They don't have a good life expectancy now, but there is a well warrantied one at HD and Lowes now.
 
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Last year we bought some LEDs for Rs 175 ($3.50) but they dimmed down to useless blue glows within days or weeks. This year we found a philips LED that we first got several months ago and they're all good so far, still white and bright, so now we've installed dozens more. They claim to be 2 W, and to my old incandescent sensibility I'd say they're similar to 40 or 60 W incandenscent, ie bright enough to get around the room or to read right under them, but not bright enough to read elsewhere in the room.

What do the bulb critics say?
 
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LED's are fantastic. It's our grid that doesn't work very well with them and the band-aid is the problem. They like low voltage DC .... solar anyone? A few wired in series will be perfect for 12v.
 
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