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View Diary: UPDATE x3: LED Lightbulbs Finally Ready for Prime Time! (282 comments)

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  •  Yea, they just can't help themselves but still... (1+ / 0-)
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    LED's provide ~4 times the lumens/watt compared to incandescents. Lumens/watt will usually be on the box.

    •  It would really help, though (2+ / 0-)
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      Roadbed Guy, Notreadytobenice

      if they were made at the right brightness.  One problem with the CFL liars was that along with claiming that 1400 lumens was "equivalent" to 1700 lumens, they didn't MAKE a bulb that delivered those 1700 lumens.  I end up using the 42W CFLs that are supposed to be 150W equivalents and are actually about halfway between the old 100W and the old 150W.

      HONESTY would be nice; REAL EQUIVALENCE would be even nicer.  Making the entire world smaller and dimmer may be more "efficient", but it's rather like the chained CPI.  Substituting chicken for beef because you can't afford beef any more isn't the same thing as a steak dinner on Saturday night.

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