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Re: Compact fluorescent bulbs
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2012, 07:02:37 AM »

Slowly I'm switching to LEDs.  Cheaper would be nice, but the power savings is great too.

I would love to say I'm doing the same but the light quality is really hit or miss currently. I've bought 5-6 different LED bulbs from lowes and HD and none have the same light quality that my halogens in the kitchen do. I have recessed halogen lighting in the kitchen and a chandelier type fixture over the island. I would replace all of them today with LED if they could dim the same and have the same type of light. I might be waiting a few years.
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Re: Compact fluorescent bulbs
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2012, 01:04:10 PM »
Some good information on CFLs
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Re: Compact fluorescent bulbs
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2012, 02:27:39 PM »
Great link Pinski.
 
It has also been my experience that cfls don't last as long on circuits I'm turning off and on a lot. I usually reserve them for fixtures I have on for extended periods of time.

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Re: Compact fluorescent bulbs
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2012, 02:29:28 PM »
I remember reading somewhere that the mandates which were pit in place to effect a transition over to CFLs or LEDs has been lifted, or at the very least,  postponed indefinitely.   

I don't believe they were lifted. The mandates only specified a certain minimum efficiency level for a bulb technology to be sold in the US. Several incandescent types have been developed that hit that level.
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Re: Compact fluorescent bulbs
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2012, 05:21:45 PM »
Some good information on CFLs
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Thanks pinski.  Good info there. I have them on my ceiling fans and now wondering if the vibration will or is affecting them. However the lights in my master bedroom on the fan have been turned on and off an avg of 10 times a day for 4 years. That's about 15k on-offs on bulbs that are suppose to last only 7k on a ceiling fan that's almost perpetually spinning. But, I bought good ones from GE. 
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Re: Compact fluorescent bulbs
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2012, 07:01:26 PM »
I remember reading somewhere that the mandates which were pit in place to effect a transition over to CFLs or LEDs has been lifted, or at the very least,  postponed indefinitely.   

I don't believe they were lifted. The mandates only specified a certain minimum efficiency level for a bulb technology to be sold in the US. Several incandescent types have been developed that hit that level.

It was not lifted, however Congress did not fund enforcement for 2012. Next year will depend on the next budget.
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