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    Sigh Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Really makes me sad that all the incandescent lights like Billy Bob down at the ol auto shop had will be GONE and LED's and Photonic Tri-Quadronic-Halonic bulbs/emitters will be the new bulbs.
    Anyone have a nice Incan that you wanna post a pic of?
    Well, Be back in a while, I gotta go scrape styrofoam off my wall(s)

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcturus View Post
    See you post-EMP event.

    Well, Be back in a while, I gotta go scrape rare-earth phosphors off disposed fluorescent tubes.
    Nonsensical a bit?

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Sure seems like incans are getting phased out. I do prefer the color and "warmth?" of an incan, but LEDs sure do boast some good numbers and amazing longevity.

    EMP shouldn't affect small electronics that are off, right?

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Combatmp View Post
    Sure seems like incans are getting phased out. I do prefer the color and "warmth?" of an incan, but LEDs sure do boast some good numbers and amazing longevity.

    EMP shouldn't affect small electronics that are off, right?
    There are such LED's with High CRI(Color rendering) "WARMTH" but I haven't seen many that exceed over 300 Lumens.

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    EMP mostly affects electrical grids with long, straight, un-shielded runs of wire, and the devices plugged directly into those grids. Flashlights are very unlikely to be affected. Some flashlights have even been tested by being put into microwaves, and they still work.

    Anyway, incans won't completely go away for a long time. If nothing else, incans are useful in high-heat environments, such as inside ovens or above stoves. They'll probably become completely obsolete in flashlights when Hi-CRI emitters reach output levels of ~500 lumens, but hot-filament bulbs will hang around in niche applications just like everything else humans have ever invented.

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    What will become of our world without Easy Bake ovens

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda4561 View Post
    What will become of our world without Easy Bake ovens
    It's time for a back to the future moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post
    There are such LED's with High CRI(Color rendering) "WARMTH" but I haven't seen many that exceed over 300 Lumens.
    The warm and neutral rated lights started out as yellow tints, but the technology is advancing fast. It's really a case of supply and demand, LEDs offer good runtimes and output, and the incan crew want good colour rendition.

    Zebralight SC600W is a very good example of a neutral/warm tint that's +500 lumens. Kinda knocks your socks off really

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nice65 View Post
    The warm and neutral rated lights started out as yellow tints, but the technology is advancing fast. It's really a case of supply and demand, LEDs offer good runtimes and output, and the incan crew want good colour rendition.

    Zebralight SC600W is a very good example of a neutral/warm tint that's +500 lumens. Kinda knocks your socks off really
    The smallest light I have seen is the HDS High CRI
    Although expensive ($140) it is tough and cool

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda4561 View Post
    What will become of our world without Easy Bake ovens
    I thought the same.... Oven lights in general. Takeaway hot fast food lighting/heating. Lighting in high temperature situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightwater View Post
    I thought the same.... Oven lights in general. Takeaway hot fast food lighting/heating. Lighting in high temperature situations.
    Easy bake Wavesonic Oven

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    EMP mostly affects electrical grids with long, straight, un-shielded runs of wire, and the devices plugged directly into those grids. Flashlights are very unlikely to be affected. Some flashlights have even been tested by being put into microwaves, and they still work.
    Is a microwave oven a realistic siumulation of a destructive EMP? While it generates hundreds of watts of short-wave RF, it does so in a very specific slice of the spectrum, seemingly without inducing so much current flow as the voltages seen in actual (and simulated) EMP's.
    I apologize that this letter is so long; I did not have time to write a short letter

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    Quote Originally Posted by idleprocess View Post
    Is a microwave oven a realistic siumulation of a destructive EMP? While it generates hundreds of watts of short-wave RF, it does so in a very specific slice of the spectrum, seemingly without inducing so much current flow as the voltages seen in actual (and simulated) EMP's.
    People don't kill people, Microwaves kill people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post
    People don't kill people, Microwaves kill people.
    Indeed. I hear that there are plans on the internet for these things.
    I apologize that this letter is so long; I did not have time to write a short letter

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    Quote Originally Posted by idleprocess View Post
    Indeed. I hear that there are plans on the internet for these things.
    Oh no, I better melt all my Ti knives to build a shelter do I don't get eaten from the inside

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Did this thread get moved to The Cafe when I wasn't looking? Because the topic seems to have gotten misplaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post
    People don't kill people, Microwaves kill people.

    I haven't used a microwave for over 5 years now. There was no real reason, it's use just gradually slowed. Still got it but it sits in it's cupboard unplugged. Now I'm not even aware that I don't actually use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Did this thread get moved to The Cafe when I wasn't looking? Because the topic seems to have gotten misplaced.
    I started with good intentions, but wandered with the crowd.
    I apologize that this letter is so long; I did not have time to write a short letter

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    Quote Originally Posted by idleprocess View Post
    It started with good intentions, but wandered with the crowd.
    yèp, It surè nèèds to gèt back on topic bècausè the cafè is thè wrong placè for this thrèad to bè

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    What type of bulb/emitter would you like to see in the future?

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    I will miss the electric bills (they were like post cards to me); I will miss the seasonal affected disorder in the winter from not enough affordable light; I will miss changing at least one burned out bulb each month (Changing even one, without incident, made me feel so smart!);.... Most of all, I will miss the blisters on my fingers.
    Some people are all lumens and no lux, while others are all lux and no lumens. Some just thank God they have neither.-- All of my lights have throw--some pretty darn far, into the garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by degarb View Post
    I will miss the electric bills (they were like post cards to me); I will miss the seasonal affected disorder in the winter from not enough affordable light; I will miss changing at least one burned out bulb each month (Changing even one, without incident, made me feel so smart! .... Most of all, I will miss the blisters on my fingers.
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    Great post Degarb
    What type of emitter/bulb etc would you like to see in the future?

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post
    What type of bulb/emitter would you like to see in the future?
    A 120+ Lumen per watt edison style lamp, and an increased focus on standardized "module" led inserts for most household fixtures. Also, no detectable strobe/flicker with the bulbs. In fact after the experience with the ecosmart a19 60w bulb I'm probably going to wait until that exists before I buy any more led bulbs.

    Also, standardized modules that would allow easy changing of color temperatures for any fixture style or replacement in case of an electronics failure, but with better heatsinking than current fixtures designed around incans are capable of. (think surface mount hallway/kitchen/vanity lights.) edit: Or maybe since the LED's are almost never the actual failure point, standardized drivers that are able to be serviced and replaced instead.
    Last edited by Yoda4561; 08-29-2012 at 04:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda4561 View Post
    A 120+ Lumen per watt edison style lamp, and an increased focus on standardized "module" led inserts for most household fixtures. Also, no detectable strobe/flicker with the bulbs. In fact after the experience with the ecosmart a19 60w bulb I'm probably going to wait until that exists before I buy any more led bulbs.
    The Philips AmbientLED 12W bulb has no flicker at all. My entire apartment is lit with them, and I've been happy with them since Day 1.

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    The Philips AmbientLED 12W bulb has no flicker at all. My entire apartment is lit with them, and I've been happy with them since Day 1.
    Mine too, Maybe it was faulty??

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    I haven't tried the philips one yet, if it doesn't have the same problem I might try to exchange this ecosmart for one.

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    I own 15 of them and I've never noticed any misbehavior.

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    I own 15 of them and I've never noticed any misbehavior.
    Must've cost ya a fortune 500

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    Default Re: Soon Incan lights will be GONE and everything will be LED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post
    Must've cost ya a fortune 500
    About $650 or so. Yes, it was expensive, but it will be years before I need to replace any of them. And it was an investment in furthering the technology.

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