Which kind of light bulb is best to use?

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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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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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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 :-)

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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!!!!!!!

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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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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.

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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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