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2013-03-07 11:30:07 AM  
5 votes:
But will it work in an Easybake Oven?
2013-03-07 01:57:39 PM  
2 votes:
Holy shiat. I had no idea light bulb geeks were a thing. I bow to your guys unbelievable knowledge about something so inconsequential.
2013-03-07 12:32:09 PM  
2 votes:
One day I'll say, "Grandson, there was a day when Christmas lights were beautiful."
2013-03-07 12:23:39 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-03-07 12:20:53 PM  
2 votes:

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.

I know I do... I'm using those yellow bug lights in my floor lamps at home. It feels like I'm in Deus Ex.
2013-03-07 12:45:41 PM  
1 vote:

Sasquach: I couldn't help but notice the package doesn't mention Energy Star.

TFA does, though.  It helps if you read more than just the captions.
2013-03-07 12:44:19 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-03-07 12:42:23 PM  
1 vote:
Do you have to pay $30 extra for the extended warranty? Will you be hounded by some salesjerk to do so, or else he earns no commission on it?

/or is that experience a Best Buy exclusive?
2013-03-07 12:22:42 PM  
1 vote:

Kazan: vpb: I suspect they just don't like change.


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.

We've been conditioned to expect warm lighting in the evenings for thousands of years. That kind of daylight-ish white light is just weird at night. My bedroom uses the daylight-style bulbs and my living room uses more yellowish bulbs and my bedroom is way less inviting a place than my living room, probably explaining my lack of success with the ladies.
2013-03-07 12:01:14 PM  
1 vote:
So, Compact fluorescents are the Sega Dreamcast of lighting, now? As in, revolutionary and widely-adopted at first, but quickly replaced with something much better?
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