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  •  I've been waiting for Switch LEDs (2+ / 0-)
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    cotterperson, Mr Robert

    They have a great design, and are slowly trickling into the market:

    http://www.switchlightingco.com/...

    I also got a Phillips LED (the ARPA-E prize one) and it's amazingly bright.

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    by barath on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 11:40:38 AM PDT

    •  We really like our Phillips bulbs (0+ / 0-)

      They put out an excellent quality of light.

    •  Bought a pair of Switch LEDs for enclosed fixtures (0+ / 0-)

      Switch Lighting sells LEDs that work pretty much anywhere due to their design. They have pretty big radiator fins around the base, and their bulbs are filled with silicone to absorb the heat and take it away from the actual LED units.

      Switch is coming out this year with LED replacements for 100W incandescent type A bulbs - the first in the race to hit the 100W point with a reliable device. 100W LED bulbs are tough due to a limitation with LED technology - the more you pump through an LED, the less of an increase you get in actual brightness. Pump too much through and you wind up with heat problems that shorten the life of the bulb, too. Switch's bulbs are (almost over-)engineered to work around that limitation.

      I had a pair of fully enclosed fixtures that were located high on a vault ceiling; I didn't want to ever replace the bulbs in those fixtures again. Switch to the rescue!

      Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

      by Phoenix Rising on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 07:44:14 AM PDT

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