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I cant speak for anyone else, but it seems I'm one of the last converts.

I've been using CFLs wherever practical for as long as I can remember, dating back to the akward "ring bologna" ones . . . but I have not a single LED bulb yet. All of my PAR bulbs are halogen and anything else that dims is incandescent. All of my non-compact fluorescents are still T12, even the tiny undercabinet lighting.

How do you guys feel about all of the upgrades when it comes to your own space, not a customer's?
 

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i use the cfls for main fixtures and led screw in bulbs for lamps
(grandkids around) less heat
 

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I've been using the new LED lamps by Phillips. They don't look like spaceships anymore and the lumens output is outstanding. Plus the energy savings are worth it.
 

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no LED. a couple cfl in the house and t8 in the garage
 

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Never liked CFl, they always burn out. Switched all my halogen bulbs to LED. Looks really good I think.
 

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The only energy efficient lamps I use at home are exteriors, which I always use dusk to dawn. These are all CF's

The recessed 75W par halogens aren't turned on enough to warrant a $30 replacement lamp. My kitchen lamps (the most used in the house) are 5 years+ old with no failures.
 

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changed my mh out to led wall packs from econolite over my shop doors.Installed 3 led par floods on my sauna building for perimeter lighting and changed 5 recess in the kitchen to led bulbs,there was a problem with the motion detector and lights flickering but have not noticed it lately.Otherwise I like them a lot.
 

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Got a few of the Cree screw in replacements. The warm white is better. They or the fan that they are in upstairs hum when they first come on. Work good in floor lamps. Experimenting with them in motion lights outside.
 

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Been rocking the 4" and 6" hi hat replacement LED from Cree/Ecosmart and/or the Lithonia 6" hi hat LED.

They rule - dimmer friendly (see manufacturer lists) and save big time on wattage - less than 10 watts each.

Customers dig the light output and the savings on the electric bill!
 

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I have probably 80% switched to LED, 20% flourescents.

Been slowly swapping out everything for LED's. Love that they are instant bright (no slow warm up like CFL's), that they use such little power and they last for a really long time. I'm no longer constantly changing bulbs. That gives me more free time to troll ET.
 

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I have 4 CFLs in my master bath everything else is LED.... the 3 candelabra fixtures on my driveway are incandescent because my dusk to dawn dimmer / motion detector thingy does not work well with CFL or LED.
 

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I think there might be a cfl in my shower fan light. I started hoarding basic 100 watt incandescent bulbs a couple years ago, anything else is for hippies
 

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I think there might be a cfl in my shower fan light. I started hoarding basic 100 watt incandescent bulbs a couple years ago, anything else is for hippies
I hate hippies as much as the next guy, they all stink, but LEDs are for people that like saving money (repugs and teabaggers)

The first LED I put in my house was to replace a burnt out lamp in a 24' ceiling.
 

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Magnettica said:
I've been using the new LED lamps by Phillips. They don't look like spaceships anymore and the lumens output is outstanding. Plus the energy savings are worth it.
Have you seen the new ones with the white ring instead of gray. At Home Depot in a 2 pack for 28 and change.
 

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I have 6 -6" cans with the econo smart (cree) sold at home depot.
I line the light output, very little draw. Also I have them on dimmers .
They really are worth every cent.
They cost about 25 , so its not much more than a standard trim and quality lamp.
I have yet to retro any other lights.
I have never been a fan mc cfl lamps.
 

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I have probably 80% switched to LED, 20% flourescents.

Been slowly swapping out everything for LED's. Love that they are instant bright (no slow warm up like CFL's), that they use such little power and they last for a really long time. I'm no longer constantly changing bulbs. That gives me more free time to troll ET.
got proof that that they last?:whistling2:thats what they told us about t-8s
 
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