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    Nearly half of U.S. households use LED bulbs for all or most of their indoor lighting

    Of note, almost all my original Philips alien head and 1st gen Cree bulbs have failed by now and have been replaced. Fortunately the more recent purchases seem to be holding up well.
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    Nearly half of U.S. households use LED bulbs for all or most of their indoor lighting

    Roger passed away! Oh no! I've had a pair of his ML-1Cs since the 1970s. Emailed him some years ago about repairing the foam surrounds on the 8" and 12" drivers, and he was quite generous with his feedback and advice. He will be missed.
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    PAR20 LED replacement for range hood?

    One of the few remaining high-use locations in our house that is not LED, is the hood over the cooktop/range. It has four PAR20 halogen flood lamps. Three have been replaced over the years with Philips 39W "eco" lamps, and one is still an original GE 50W. Considering the price of power in...
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    Nearly half of U.S. households use LED bulbs for all or most of their indoor lighting

    Big change over the past 10 years: https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=51858
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    120v BA15D LED replacements

    Update after about nine years. Two of the corn-style LED bulbs I bought back then have failed over the past year or so. So I just bought a 5-pack of "BA15D-2835-64LED" bulbs from an eBay seller for like $16. Though advertised as "warm white" with a color temp of "3000-3500K", same as my old...
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    Early America Lighting, Circa 1565 - 1620 & Beyond

    My avatar and signature are from an old episode of "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea". Zar, as played by Robert Duvall, basically time-travelled to the present from a previous, and more advanced, human race that died out. It was a very brief comment in the scene. Yet I was astonished, when...
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    Early America Lighting, Circa 1565 - 1620 & Beyond

    Meant mid-1800s, but too late to edit my post...
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    Early America Lighting, Circa 1565 - 1620 & Beyond

    Coal gas lighting was a big deal in the mid-1900s. When electric lighting was introduced, there were often huge wars at local levels between the existing gas companies and the newfangled electric companies. Electric of course won out. Many gas companies eventually merged with the...
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    Replacement/equivalent to original Cree TW A19?

    Update - I bought a 2-pack of the Reveal HD+s at HD so the two lamps would be identical. But one was still ‘whiter’ than the other. Looks like the two shades have an inner lining that differ a bit in color - even though from the outside, unlit, they look identical... Both lamps and their...
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    Replacement/equivalent to original Cree TW A19?

    Wifey and I bought a couple new table lamps over the weekend. When it came to bulbs, I had a couple of spares laying around. One of the original Cree TW A19 bulbs with the purple glass, and the other a Philips 3000k. Both rated 450 lumens. Much to my surprise, even though the Cree was rated...
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    Are CFL bulbs gone from Walmart stores now?

    Not many CFLs at Lowes or Home Depot anymore either. Good riddance.
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    Automotive IIHS test of headlamp performance

    A few more details on their test procedures here: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/sr/statusreport/article/51/3/1 It seems almost impossible. Car magazine reviews are far more interested in reporting 0-60, 1/4 mile, skid pad, and braking times. So no help there.
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    Automotive IIHS test of headlamp performance

    I was about to post this too. All I can say is its about fricken' time someone pulled the NHTSAs pants down on this. They have been ignoring the problem for decades.
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    Recommendations for LED Replacement of a Double Contact Bayonet Xenon Bulb?

    It sounds like you have similar fixtures to the ones I have. Here is the thread I started on them a few years ago: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?331341-120v-BA15D-LED-replacements To cut to the chase, I found some replacements on ebay from a Chinese vendor. After nearly...
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    What's the best type of light to use with a ceiling fan?

    Often times the same fixture is offered by the manufacturer for both incandescent and GU24 - just the socket is different. But in California you are forced to buy the GU24 version thanks to Title 24. My outdoor wall fixtures are like that. To add insult to injury, the GU24 CFLs cost 2x or...
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    Filament LED

    Thanks! We have a Lamps Plus nearby as well. So one way or another, I'll take a look at it.
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    What's the best type of light to use with a ceiling fan?

    Of course there are. :)
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    Filament LED

    Which filament LED T10 did you buy? Our piano lamp has a 25w T10 in it. It is one of the few incandescent bulbs left in our house that gets regular (1/2 hour/day) use.
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    Ideal color temperature for indoor lighting

    A little over a year ago, I wrote: I finally changed those 75w incandescent BR40 bulbs in our great room to 3000K TCP LED12BR40D30K bulbs last week. I like the move from 2700K to 3000K, but 3500K might have been even better. The kitchen portion has a mix of 4100K fluorescent and 5000K LED -...
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    Two Philips 60W LED bulbs for $4.97 (Starting May 1st - July 30th at Home Depot)

    I was over at HD yesterday, and noticed several A19 60w equiv under $5. One that is new to the scene for HD is TCP. They also had dimmable TCP BR30s for $8.88. One other product that piqued my interest was the TW version of what I thought was the CR6. What caught my eye is that it has a...
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