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Now I understand why the cfl's I've been using in the washroom don't last very long.   On and off time is doing them in.  

 

And I don't like the "glow" in the bedroom after I've turned the power off on them either....

 

Finally, where I live there isn't any place to properly dispose of them, and when I discussed this with my hardware store and asked why they hadn't started carrying led's the response I got was, there's so "little" mercury in the cfl's, it shouldn't be a problem at our local landfill!!!!   Guess he doesn't think of the impact of volume.....  especially when they don't last so long in frequent on/off locations.

 

so I've been going to a store over an hour's drive away and switching to led's and taking the cfl''s with me for for proper disposal as they offer that service.  Only take them when I'm already going there for other things.

 

 

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Nicole, we recently have switched over to leds in the bathroom as well. No one liked the warm-up time especially since sometimes you go in  and by the time you leave the cfl's still havent fully brightened! Which ones have you used? I really recommend Tuwago's G95 globe. it's quite a beautiful bulb and none of our guest would ever tell it was an LED. http://www.tuwago.com/globe-led/56-globe.html

 

Ecosmart at HD has one but it was an eye sore: too directional and had a strange yellow/green tint to it. I would stay away from them.

 

I will try to post pics later ..

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IMG_20110726_230027.jpgthis one 9 watt bulb has essentially replaced 8 of my 19w CFLs. of course it's not as bright as 8 CFLs but 1 suffices for now! and by the looks of the light output, i probably only need 1-2 more!!! simply amazing. love how i dont have to wait for the light anymore. instant ON and NO delay like other leds i've tried.IMG_20110726_230058.jpgthe heat sink (white powder coated), barely noticeable and hidden behind all that glass globeIMG_20110726_230049.jpgIMG_20110726_230117.jpg

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Sorry about that, Paul. Our spam filter picked it up. I've restored your original photo post!

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Lyra, thanks a lot! I believe i tried it with one photo as well but it still got held up. In the future, how should i post pictures? 

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... I've recently converted to LED - being that I am in the business, it would be silly not to.

 

Many LED bulbs in the 2700k to 2900k range do have the nasty yellow green color.  Many people choose that range because that is the color temperature of many incandescent bulbs.  However, LED renders color slightly different as it is a different technology and the color is often greenish at 2,700-2,900K.  The best rule of thumb is to purchase bulbs that are rated at least 3200K.  The result will be a nice warm color that is easy on the eyes.  

 

With vanities, people who apply cosmetics may sometimes desire a specific color temperature so they don't look funny when they walk outside =)  Also, if you are particular about the way a room looks as you spent much time looking at a certain color of paint - color temperature is mission critical.  That is why paint suppliers (former profession) often suggest looking at the color samples in different types of light.

 

Hope this helps people looking to switch to LED and avoid that greenish color!

 

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Nicole, we recently have switched over to leds in the bathroom as well. No one liked the warm-up time especially since sometimes you go in  and by the time you leave the cfl's still havent fully brightened! Which ones have you used? I really recommend Tuwago's G95 globe. it's quite a beautiful bulb and none of our guest would ever tell it was an LED. http://www.tuwago.com/globe-led/56-globe.html

 

Ecosmart at HD has one but it was an eye sore: too directional and had a strange yellow/green tint to it. I would stay away from them.

 

I will try to post pics later ..



 

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