Kazan: it's not photography critical so it doesn't matter too much. 5000k-6000k is going to look better period, CRI inside that band is just which bulb is better in band.
Kazan: 2700K? Aka "Incandescent Piss-tinge"? fark that shiat.
ChubbyTiger: Anyone want to weigh in on what should be considered a good CRI?
ElusiveWookiee: But the German scientists claimed that several carcinogenic chemicals and toxins were released when the environmentally-friendly compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) were switched on, including phenol, naphthalene and styrene.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/8462626/Energy-saving-light-bulbs- co ntain-cancer-causing-chemicals.html
KarmicDisaster: Cyrorm: Home Depot already has LED lights for under $10 from EcoSmart, and they are the same price pojnts as Cree and have a 50k hour rating on them instead of 25k and they too are already energy star compliant. Cree is offering nothing new, slightly worse product for the same cost and this is big exciting news why?I don't like the ecosmart as much. The color for one thing.
chimp_ninja: (*): For the inevitable "CFLs done lasted 15 minutes in my housetrailerdungeon" post, get your wiring checked and buy a reputable brand, not the cheapest thing on the shelf. But it's probably your wiring.
raygundan: Shazam999: chimp_ninja: Shazam999: I find the older Phillips ones can run quite hot. If they're in a can they get really, really hot. I had one in a can in the living room and it would start flickering on and off after a few hours. I replaced it with a Luminus one from Costco which seems to work a lot better (it spreads the light out much better and runs much cooler).Some of the older bulbs specify in their packaging that they're not intended for inverted installation-- they dissipate a good bit of heat from the base, and the design assumes some airflow around the bulb. The newer bulbs seem to have this problem beaten.Thing is, it was a PAR30 form factor, so I can't see how it could be mounted any other way.That's farking hilarious. Engineering, meet Marketing. Marketing, this is Engineering. Please talk about things amongst yourselves before you create amusingly unusable products.
RexTalionis: vpb: Kazan: 2700K? Aka "Incandescent Piss-tinge"? fark that shiat.I have never understood why people claim they like that dingy yellow light. I suspect they just don't like change.Because people like warmer colors and that warmer lighting is easier on the eyes.
czetie: I'm looking forward to LEDs that auto-adjust their color throughout the day, which can't be that far away. Like a lot of people I prefer a whiter, daylight balance during the day, but would prefer something that more closely mimics sunrise/sunset at each end of the day. I suspect our bodies are evolved to respond to the color changes.
drewogatory: Parthenogenetic: drewogatory: Holy shiat. I had no idea light bulb geeks were a thing. I bow to your guys unbelievable knowledge about something so inconsequential.There are entire forums dedicated to flashlights. No, not flEshlights, you pervert. FlAshlights.And knives.And guns.There is a lot of user overlap among them.I'm in the firearms industry, so, believe me, I know. I actually wasn't being snarky, I love people with random (to me) knowledge bases.
Parthenogenetic: drewogatory: Holy shiat. I had no idea light bulb geeks were a thing. I bow to your guys unbelievable knowledge about something so inconsequential.There are entire forums dedicated to flashlights. No, not flEshlights, you pervert. FlAshlights.And knives.And guns.There is a lot of user overlap among them.
drewogatory: Holy shiat. I had no idea light bulb geeks were a thing. I bow to your guys unbelievable knowledge about something so inconsequential.
chimp_ninja: imfallen_angel: Got a deal off eBay for 12 x 40w equivalent for 25 $... cool looking, very bright in the light it gives, but one reason I got them was that I believed that they'd have protective circuitry, and my lights in the bathroom keep burning out (regular and CFL). Sadly, I've got one dead already and another that's appearing to be dying or is already.Go hire an electrician to inspect your house top to bottom. Incandescent bulbs aren't very sensitive to electrical problems, so if they're burning out there's something very wrong. The electrician will probably charge a couple hundred bucks just for the inspection (before any repairs), but that's a lot cheaper than a fire.
TheGreatGazoo: have about half my house already converted to LED lighting, and this will probably get some more going that way. Throw in a 13 SEER air conditioner and a 92% efficient gas furnace and the old house is pretty cheap on the utilities.
RexTalionis: We've been conditioned to expect warm lighting in the evenings for thousands of years.
H31N0US: No thanks, you can keep your libtard non-american light bulbs. If monofilement was good enough for Thomas Edison, it's good enough for me.
Cewley: Great idea: low watt usage. Fark: will never last the warranty period, but long enough for you to lose the receipt. TotalFark: 60w bulb doesn't provide enough light to read by.
Kazan: vpb: I suspect they just don't like change.yes.RexTalionis: Because people like warmer colors and that warmer lighting is easier on the eyes.but.. but.. that's not warmer! that's a colder black body equivalent!!!:P (yes i know "warm color palette" vs "actual black body temperature")I also disagree, that piss yellow light is dim, makes everything look like crap and is just generally ugly.
vpb: Kazan: 2700K? Aka "Incandescent Piss-tinge"? fark that shiat.I have never understood why people claim they like that dingy yellow light. I suspect they just don't like change.
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