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    Default Has anyone started replacing their incandescent light bulbs yet?

    The Government plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs starting with the 100-watt incandescent light bulb which will no longer be sold starting January 1, 2010 due to the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. Every year thereafter will see another phase out, 75-watt light bulbs in 2013, 40-watt and 60-watt light bulbs by 2014.

    Who has already started? Who wasn't aware of this?

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    Default here is an interesting site for your quest

    eco-lamps.gr. contains a large variety of energy saving lamps, energy efficient light bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs CFL, fluorescent tubes, LED lamps / LED light bulbs / LED bulbs, energy saving light fixtures, electronic ballasts, by top-end manufacturers, at best prices. Here, you may also find information on the effective use of energy saving lamps, as well as tips on their most effective use and recycling. The built-in ROI calculator will calculate for you the total revenue as well as the environmental profit that comes from the replacement of traditional incandescent light bulbs.

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    ME! My home has been used energy saving lights for many years. I am the supporter of Energy Independence and Security Act.

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    I have but not because of the law, but becasue they will save me money on electricity, and they will last 5 times longer.

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    The only incandescent light we have had since 1998 is the one in the oven, rarely used. We have replaced 3 poorly made ones and three that broke, out of 31.

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    Hi
    you can replace your bc22 bulbs with 5 watt usage 60 watt equiv ,or 4 watt 50 watt equiv GU10 with grade A led's with an approx 50,000 hr life (5yrs)
    Contact admin@eco-led-bulbs.co.uk for info
    cheers tez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val View Post
    The only incandescent light we have had since 1998 is the one in the oven, rarely used. We have replaced 3 poorly made ones and three that broke, out of 31.
    Later, the LEDs of real 40 to 60W lumens equivalency came out, but for ~6 times the cost per hour of life compared to CFLs.

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    I have used energy saving lights for years and always recycle them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecoliving View Post
    I have used energy saving lights for years and always recycle them!
    Hi Ecoliving
    the ones we supply are not the old energy savers that are about as good as a candle for a twenty minute warm up period, these are instant bright light 50 or 60 watt equivalent but only low wattage, if you have 10 gu10 bulbs in your kitchen you can reduce your power from 500 to 46 and there is very little heat (no fire risk) and they last minimum of 5yrs.
    regards Ecotez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val View Post
    Later, the LEDs of >>real<< 40 to 60W lumens equivalency came out, but for ~6 times the cost per hour of life compared to CFLs.
    We have had the same 60 watt equivalent, instant on, 11 watt CFL in our kitchen for 13 years now.

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    we are trading with LED indoor lamps these 5 years , the 5watt LED bulb is hot sale for indoor, 5watt LED bulb (frosted cover) =360lumens, which is equal to 13watt CFL lamp, the new type is stepless dimming LED bulb.

    (Note, from other thread on them, by Val. 450 lumens roughly equal a 5 watt LED max, and average 9 watt CFL, NOT 13 watt)
    Last edited by Val; 05-05-2012 at 11:37 AM.

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    I never used incandescent light bulbs at all, only the standard commercial bulbs, until I discovered "Decade" light bulbs from Feit Electric Company in Pico Rivera, California 90660. That was several years ago and I haven't had to replace any of them since then, which means I have not dumped any used light bulbs in the trash, not one. Technologically, the whole World could do likewise, and obviously the standard brands are deliberately designing their bulbs to wear out in a month or two for artificially increasing their sales. I've almost forgotten their names, wretched instigators of pollution that they are. Oh yes, I think one of them is "GE", is that the name?

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    I can't help but comment on this thread though the last post was made last year because I'm a huge fan of LED light bulbs. Since I've replaced our incandescent bulbs with LEDs, I've saved a lot of money. That's just one of the many advantages of using them, but the best part is being able to help in playing an important role in saving our environment.
    Last edited by samuelle; 03-22-2012 at 09:05 PM.

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    I recently replaced 10 CFLs with 10 LEDs from 2 to 5 watt, in places I do not need 40 or 60 watt equivalent CFLs. The low power ones have come down in price to around $4 for a 4 watt 60 LED bulb. The 40 to 75 watt incandescent equivalent LEDs are still up there in cost, while the CFLs in that range are $4 or less, and use 9 to 18 watts in that range, vs. 7 to 15 watts for LEDs in the same range. When they get down to what CFLs cost, or close, that will be great. The only incandescent light bulb we have is our oven light. That has been for the past 14 years now. The biggest thing we did for the environment is have only one child, and after that, live in a totally solar powered house.
    Last edited by Val; 03-25-2012 at 09:48 AM.

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    Bravo Val. You are one of my sheros.

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