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originally posted by: Caver78
Switched to LED's last year. $7.98 apiece at Sam's club. Between that and putting all electronics on powers trips I could shut off my electric bill dropped to between $42 & $71 per month. I agree the light is brighter than I'd anticipated, but we tweaked the color of the lampshades ( went a little darker).
One year into the switch I couldn't be happier. I'm no longer the light switch police!
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
I hate these stupid fluorescent bulbs.
I have a storeroom in the back of my business and I don't heat the room. I go in there today to find some walnut planks I will need on monday. When I flip on the lights.....I get a dim yellowish glow..ugg.
The temperature is about 45 degrees in the room so these stupid lights need to warm up before they put out good light. Ten minutes later I can kinda see what I'm doing. Well as of now I have good old 100 watt incandescent bulbs in there. Well what do you know, instant light.
I'm glad I grabbed 10 box's of 100 Watters when I had the chance.
Man I need some coffee...
Sorry for the rant, I needed to get it out before it festered...
originally posted by: Aldakoopa
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: watchitburn
All fluorescent lights flicker. I am photosensitive. If the flicker gets to the wrong frequency, it can trigger the mother of all migraines. Even if the flicker doesn't get to the wrong frequency, when I get a migraine for other reasons, it's hard on my eyes and exacerbates the already existing migraine making it get worse faster.
That's why I bitch about them.
They make my life more difficult, so I wasn't pleased with being told I was going to have to have either them or much more expensive LEDs when cheaper incandescents were just fine.
Some fluorescent bulbs give me an instant migrane the minute they come on. Others don't bother me. Same thing with some LEDs.