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  • Craigy Craigy 
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    I’ve got 40-50 LED bulbs in my apartment of various brands, sizes and types.  I just had three burn out this week (GE) of a batch I bought a year ago.  Others I’ve had for years and are going strong.

    I must admit it’s annoying when your super-modern, expensive bulbs don’t even last as long as an old crappy $1 Sylvania incandescent bulb.

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    I have gone through a lot of the sylvania incandescents  😆

    Since my kids do not seem to know how to turn off the lights it makes me feel a little better knowing that it is less of a power draw.  Also the lack of heat produced.

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    +1 seems like a few lamps in my house are on virtually all the time.  Nice knowing they only pull about as much power in a day as an incandescent running just a few hours.

    Plus the old rental house we’re in… air conditioner barely keeps up.  Running the recessed cans really heats up the room.  Probably placebo, but swapping to LED seems like it helps out a lot.

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    Running the recessed cans really heats up the room.  Probably placebo, but swapping to LED seems like it helps out a lot.

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    Not only that but burning yourself on a bulb is a thing of the past.

    “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

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    Zzyzx Zzyzx 
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    Running the recessed cans really heats up the room.  Probably placebo, but swapping to LED seems like it helps out a lot. 

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    Not only that but burning yourself on a bulb is a thing of the past.

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    LED’s run hot, maybe not the bulb part but they have metal heatsinks that can burn you easily. fluorescents produce less heat

    dimming sockets will wreck LED’s and dimming LED bulbs can be hit and miss

    It’s psychosomatic. You need a lobotomy. I’ll get a saw.

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    I am probably averaging 4-5 years with my led’s labelled to last 20 years as well, but I think that my electrical system is crappy.

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    Avatar Kamban 
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    …..that LED light bulbs last 22 years. I’ve had two to go out in my house in last 24 hours. BTW, there is apparently a incandescent bulb in NYC, under a bridge, that has been burning continually for over 100 years.

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    I was one of the early adopters of LED years ago and have gone through many of them that become bad – many turn on but are not bright any more but just dull and almost like a night lamp. Most of the purchases were from Costco. And they are not put in enclosed spaces. In fact, the CFL bulbs I bought before LED last much longer.

    Anyway, I never believed in these 20 and 30 year lifetime hype and would never pay more than a dollar or two for any bulb. That is why I have held off buying these “smart” $20 Phillips Hue bulbs when they came out. I get bulbs at deep discount from Costco or from my utility company.

     

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    LED Xmas lights are great for indoors. The Less heat in a dead tree the better.
    Outside I still use incandescent because they are cheaper and being exposed they only last a few seasons. They also keep from getting encased in ice.
    They are only on for a couple of hours a day and I don’t go overboard Xmas vacation style so the energy usage is not enough of a reason for me to switch.

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    Avatar Allixi 
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    I’ve had 2-3 out of ~30 LED bulbs go out in the last 2 years.

    The Centennial Bulb remains lit because it is (almost) never switched on or off. It is the rapid change in heat that damages the filaments in an incandescent bulb.

    It is worth switching to reduce power consumption and AC requirements in the summer, though you might need more heat in the winter.

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    Zaphod Zaphod 
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    The decreased lumen output of most LED bulbs has been a mistake. Idk if it was a marketing idea to try to show the biggest difference between wattages (just heat) or something but theres no reason they cant be a ton brighter.

    I’ve resorted to buying special ones on amazon with high lumens/watts and the color temperature range I want. Annoying. Old house was only older LEDs and that place was dim at night.

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