US lifts ban on incandescent light bulbs

Discussion in 'Alternative Technologies & Energetics' started by nivek, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. nivek

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    I have about six boxes each of 40 watt and 60 watt incandescent bulbs I bought between ten and fifteen years ago, with four bulbs in each box...I forgot I had them in the attic stored away, I won't run out anytime soon lol...I like using a dimmer switch on the areas I use 60 watt bulbs, except in like the bathroom or kitchen...I want to get a couple 100 watt bulbs...

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  2. Rick Hunter

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    Back at our previous house, I had some LED bulbs in the barn and they worked great. They were rated at 5 watts and were about as bright as a 40 watt incandescent. The brand was "Lights of America" or something like that and they were actually made in the USA. Of course, I can't find them now!
     
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  3. pigfarmer

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    I've been using Ecosmart 100 watt daylight bulbs in my garage, trouble light, work benches etc. 1680 lumens. Damned bright light. Only using 15.5 watts.
     
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  4. nivek

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    I was over a friend's house and he uses LEDs that have more of a warm glow to them, somewhat mimicking incandescent lighting but to me its frequency bothers my eyes some, or it could be I know in my mind those are LEDs and I'm resisting it sub-consciously lol...They are certainly brighter too but not such a bright white light as the early generations of LEDs...

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  5. Toroid

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    I miss the old bulbs and feel they're better. :(
     
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  6. nivek

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    They are still around, some are new and improved in some way, not sure but I'll have a look next time I'm in town...I have a stockpile of my own I've been using I bought many years ago when there were first notions of this ban...

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  7. SOUL-DRIFTER

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    I recently spoken with a technician that does LED conversions in businesses. He said the best LED for your bedrooms are the ones with 3000K light. It does something that helps one to sleep a study had found.
    The wife complained about the ones we were using so I replaced them with 2700K. The closest I found. She says it made a difference.
     
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  8. pigfarmer

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    I sleep in the dark, whenever I CAN actually sleep .....

    2700k= soft white 3000k= bright white 5000k=daylight
     
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  9. nivek

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    I have a small incandescent night light in my bedroom I leave on at night and the incandescent light over the stove in the kitchen I leave on at night, the rest of the house is dark...I usually sleep with my ceiling fan on low, I like a slight bit of air movement when I sleep in the bed...

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  10. pigfarmer

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    I put GFCIs in the two bathrooms that have built in LED night lights. No need to waste a plug and they throw a lot of light inexpensively. Plenty enough to take care of business at night.

    In this area the Indian Point nuke plant in Westchester county is going away and they're bringing a new natural gas plant online in eastern Dutchess county to help replace it. I guess UFOs will have to hover menacingly elsewhere.

    The local power companies are pushing LED lighting and 'smart thermometers' and home energy audits like crazy. Most stores that sells LED bulbs are subsidized them to bring the cost down - little 'Central Hudson' stickers nobody notices. Makes sense - little bits applied over a large area adds up. An 'energy efficient' 100 watt bulb uses about 72 watts. An equivalent LED uses 15.5 watts. If we were talking about fuel economy it'd be a no-brainer.

    I can't say I've ever had any issues using LEDs. I did meet a musician with a home studio that said they cause problems with recording but that's about it. I bet at one time people said that gas lights and candles are normal but electric lighting gives them headaches, etc. too.
     
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  11. Toroid

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    I have a fan running all night because I need the white noise to sleep.
     
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  12. nivek

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    My neighbor down the road has a sodium vapor light pole near his drive close to his house that Duke Energy power company maintains...Recently Duke Energy changed the light fixture and installed a really bright LED light and it shines straight on his house lol...He hates it and is trying to get them to take it down, while Duke Energy maintains the light my neighbor gets the bill, I don't know how much he pays per month...

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  13. pigfarmer

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    less now than before I'd assume
     
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  14. SOUL-DRIFTER

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    So do I.
    It is the lights used in the bedroom...before you turn in for the night.
     
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  15. nivek

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    Yes his bill is a third of the original bill, which was only $7.98 a month, now he has his own sun lighting his house and land lol...To me looking from my house, it looks like the setting sun shining on the brick walls and roof of his house, and on his 1984 Ford F150...I can't see the light fixture directly from my house but I can see its effects, his place is about an eighth of a mile away, maybe a tad more, down the road towards the creek...

    My road is a dead end road because it 'used to go across a creek' and continue on 20 miles more into a small two stop light town...A couple decades ago, (I wasn't around during these events, its just the stories the long time resident neighbors told me) bad weather and swollen creek washed out the road and instead of rebuilding the bridge the county voted to create a loop around this area, making a new roadway and building a new bridge upstream and through an area they were developing...So my road 20 years ago used to be a two lane secondary road connecting towns that were distant from one another until they lost the bridge which is a mile from my house, they decided make a new road connecting three miles the other way up my road from my house and run it through the creek three miles or so upstream and reconnect it somewhere on the other side bypassing this area I live in making this road I live on a four mile road that dead ends into a broken bridge at a 20 foot wide creek...This is a nice farming area too and also has lots of forest around us, so I'm not complaining, I prefer not to have all the traffic, I walk my dog regularly down the road to the creek and back, exploring the area and letting him jump in for a swim in the summer...Only two neighbors between me and the creek, one is tucked back in the trees so far you can't see their house even in the wintertime when all the leaves are gone from all the vegetation...The other is that neighbor who's house has an intensely bright light shining on it at night that can probably be seen from the ISS now...lol

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  16. nivek

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    Well he took the light down today, I heard a chain saw growling through the meadow towards his house and through my binoculars I saw that light pole come down, sawed it right down lol...I hope he disconnected the power first...:ohmy8::laugh8:

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  17. nivek

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    I'm using LED lighting now in all spaces of my workshop except over the workbench which has incandescent lighting overhead...I had a few LED recessed light fixtures I used that are designed for dimming, I keep lights running in there at night, but just the LED lights dimmed down...No LEDs in the house though, still only incandescent...

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  18. Dr_Doom

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    Trumpet can't move forwards, and plays on Americans resisting change.

    He has the limited capability to understand new tech, so refuses to accept it.
     
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  19. nivek

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    I found that a combination of Incandescent and LED lighting is nice, I've been using these in four different light fixtures in my shop and playing around with the range and illuminations, they are also on dimmer switches...The right combination and I can get the brightness of the LED and the warm natural glow of candlelight all in one...I've found that the LED light sources are better suited higher than the incandescent light source, I have a lofted roof to mount the lighting at different heights...

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