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05-26-2011 11:00 PM
SuthnCustoms We switched over to all CFL bulbs a few years ago,even the motion spot lights outside and 2 of the spot lights stay on that directs towards to the tool shed...we found a "slight" difference in our monthly bill..
But 3 months ago we spent about 100.00 on the new LED light bulbs for the house..plus switched over to solar motion lights with 100 LED lights in them and they are super BRIGHT and cost nothing to use...

Our first full month with all these cut our electric bill 100.00..well worth the money and these things are supposed to last for alot of years and throw no heat off them..it took a lil gettin used to the different shade of light they give off in the table lamps on the end tables at the end of our couches..but man was it worth the 100.00 we spent for them..we will soon be goin 100% LED light in the house..we bought 1 for each of the 3 bedrooms in the ceiling and 3 for the living room and 3 for the kitchen just to try them out..soon be in ALL lights in the house.
Buy them online..do a search and can buy them buy the bulk alot cheaper than at the franchise stores...we were NOT disapointed with LED's...we were NOT IMPRESSED with the CFL's though........
05-26-2011 01:53 PM
nofearengineer Incandescent bulbs are not as "inefficient" as people think. Frankly, for 4-5 months a year, they are 100% efficient as home heating. If you REALLY want to save on your natural gas bill, you will turn on every incandescent light bulb in the house during those times. Electric kW-hrs are cheaper than gas kW-hrs these days.
05-26-2011 11:39 AM
oldred
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Originally Posted by 1ownerT
Yea...right, not the ones from China.


If no one buys bulbs from China it's going to get very dark!
05-26-2011 11:24 AM
1ownerT
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Originally Posted by Cape Cod Bob
My favorite line from the article: "I will be removing all the Globe bulbs from my house. CFL bulbs are a great energy saver but make sure you buy a name brand like Sylvania, Phillips or GE and not the ones from China."

Yea...right, not the ones from China.
05-26-2011 10:51 AM
Jon In today's NYT: Fearing the Phase-Out of Incandescent Bulbs (bolding is mine)

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Late in his second term, George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which requires light bulb makers to improve the efficiency of incandescent bulbs by 25 percent. The details of the law dictated a phase-out of the manufacture of certain bulbs in their current incarnation, starting with 100-watt bulbs next January.

The law does not ban the use or manufacture of all incandescent bulbs, nor does it mandate the use of compact fluorescent ones. It simply requires that companies make some of their incandescent bulbs work a bit better, meeting a series of rolling deadlines between 2012 and 2014.

Furthermore, all sorts of exemptions are written into the law, which means that all sorts of bulbs are getting a free pass and can keep their energy-guzzling ways indefinitely, including "specialty bulbs" like the Edison bulbs favored by Mr. Henault, as well as three-way bulbs, silver-bottomed bulbs, chandelier bulbs, refrigerator bulbs, plant lights and many, many others.
...and...

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Joseph Higbee, a spokesman for the electrical manufacturers association, offered his take on the situation: "Unfortunately people do not yet understand this lighting transition, and mistakenly think they won’t be able to buy incandescent light bulbs. This misinformation has been promoted by a number of media outlets. Incandescent light bulbs are not being banned, and the new federal energy-efficiency standards for light bulbs do not mandate the use of CFLs."
05-22-2011 11:58 PM
sbchevfreak This link should work


Cool stuff, latech
05-22-2011 07:21 PM
LATECH Very nice cape cod bob. I really want that in my home.
05-22-2011 06:48 PM
Cape Cod Bob http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/bus...ire-Hazard.htm
05-22-2011 07:41 AM
aminga
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Originally Posted by pepi
Want to keep the environment clean; quit drinking beer, eating tacos and farting....
I call that alternative energy
05-22-2011 06:50 AM
LATECH This is what we should be discussing

http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:MPK_Co's_Litroenergy

I am sure it is pricey but it looks promising
Imagine your ceiling now becomes your light source
Darn Cant get the link to work
05-22-2011 06:15 AM
1ownerT
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Originally Posted by redsdad
No, it was a Democratic bill. Introduced by Nick Rahall (D, WVa). Part of the Democratic Party's 100 hour plan. Rahall ended up opposing the bill.

Granted, George Bush signed it, but he was too liberal for me most of the time anyway.


BTW, they recommend you allow the CFL bulbs to burn for a minimum of 15 minutes. O/W, their life expectancy approaches that of incandescent bulbs. Please remember that tomorrow morning when you are getting your clothes out of your closet.
It was a Democrat who introduced the bill, it was an Bi-partisan committee who endorsed/supported the bill, and of course George W signed it.
05-22-2011 02:41 AM
willowbilly3 It might be time to replace the antiquated and hugely inefficient incandescent bulbs but doing it with something that is hazardous waste makes no sense.
05-21-2011 09:28 PM
gow589
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Originally Posted by redsdad
No, it was a Democratic bill. Introduced by Nick Rahall (D, WVa). Part of the Democratic Party's 100 hour plan. Rahall ended up opposing the bill.

Granted, George Bush signed it, but he was too liberal for me most of the time anyway.

BTW, they recommend you allow the CFL bulbs to burn for a minimum of 15 minutes. O/W, their life expectancy approaches that of incandescent bulbs. Please remember that tomorrow morning when you are getting your clothes out of your closet.
I thought it was a co other bill by Fred Upton (R) and Jane Harman (D). I also thought Upton has been trying to get a bill together to reverse the ban.
05-21-2011 09:15 PM
gow589
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
Are we SURE the school or district paid for it? Often that sort of thing is donated and the "offending" company getting a little marketing miles out of the donation.

Brian
It was actually a program from the stimulus bill; not from the school but through the school.
05-21-2011 08:44 PM
redsdad
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Originally Posted by gow589
I know it was a Republican bill which he was very sorry for and is now trying to get it revered.
No, it was a Democratic bill. Introduced by Nick Rahall (D, WVa). Part of the Democratic Party's 100 hour plan. Rahall ended up opposing the bill.

Granted, George Bush signed it, but he was too liberal for me most of the time anyway.

BTW, they recommend you allow the CFL bulbs to burn for a minimum of 15 minutes. O/W, their life expectancy approaches that of incandescent bulbs. Please remember that tomorrow morning when you are getting your clothes out of your closet.
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