Which kind of light bulb is best to use?

Which kind of light bulb is best to use?

There are 6 comments on the The Daily Times story from Jan 27, 2008, titled Which kind of light bulb is best to use?. In it, The Daily Times reports that:

We all can do our little part by installing the new bulbs but wouldn't it be kind of nice if the power companies wouldn't surcharge you for saving electricity? Privately owned electric companies should be done ...

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Since: Jan 07

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#1 Jan 30, 2008
LED's will be the next generation of lighting... already used in tail lights and traffic lights, flashlights, etc... and available as house hold bulbs... a bit spendy, but considering they use very little juice and last aat least 7 yrs if on 24 /7 they are a bargain and will be cheaper soon.

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Chris Jury

Wilmington, NC

#2 Jan 30, 2008
As soon as mass-production gets going prices should drop like a rock (as with every other industry). LEDs will, almost certainly, be the lights of choice within a decade and beyond.

Only having to replace a light bulb every 5-10 years is pretty nice too :-)

Since: Feb 07

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#3 Jan 30, 2008
Chris Jury wrote:
As soon as mass-production gets going prices should drop like a rock (as with every other industry). LEDs will, almost certainly, be the lights of choice within a decade and beyond.
Only having to replace a light bulb every 5-10 years is pretty nice too :-)
But right now they cost about $30 per bulb. Gee, 50 cents for an incandescent bulb or $30 dollars for LED. hmmm.... I use florecents for bulbs that make sense. In high use areas. For the rest I do something magical that my parents taught me. I SHUT THEM OFF WHEN NOT USING THEM!!!!!!!

Kook
Chris Jury

Morehead City, NC

#4 Jan 30, 2008
Good to hear. Hopefully within the next 5-10 years LED prices will plummet just as with every other technology. Then when it only costs $5-10 for a bulb that uses far less electricity and last 5-10 years, there will be no conceivable reason to use incandescents (or compact fluorescents, for that matter).

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Since: Sep 07

Military Brat

#6 Jan 30, 2008
Yah, a company in Japan is working on a true white light LED but it's way too expensive now. Till then I use compact florescent in my main lighting area and incondecense where I only need temporary lighting. Lighting dome windows are good too if you can afford to install them.

Careful, compact florescences currently have mercury, dispose of properly.

“Let there be rock!”

Since: Jan 08

Greensboro, MD

#7 Jan 31, 2008
Farms tried them here in mass quantities a few years back. Are they better? Some farmers went back to regular bulbs, unconvinced.

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