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Perhaps some of you remember a previous diary in which I described in excruciating detail a head injury I received after buying a cheap LED lightbulb.

Well, today I am happy to announce that I just got 4 more LED only $5 each

I am so used to seeing LED bulbs in the $15 or so range I thought I'd spread the word

I got my bulbs ( 9.5 watts...800 lumens ) at Home Depot...the brand is "Cree"....not really familiar with this company except for a single bulb I bought last year. Their website is

I'm very happy to see more LED bulbs sneaking into my house.

Anyway, the purpose of this diary is to (1) point out to people  ( like me ) who think of LED bulbs as cool, but too expensive and (2) give more informed people a place to tell us more more more about how we can all get LED bulbs into our lives without getting the uber-expensive bulbs

I understand that one way white LED bulbs generate a broad spectrum of light is by functioning somewhat like a fluorescent -- the LED creates a short wavelength of light that excites phosphors ( or whatever ) that emit longer wavelengths....anybody would understands this is encouraged to please explain the process.

I find it kind of ironic and amusing that I am excited about LED bulbs....yet hoarding my incandescents. I still love incandescents as a heat source for any of a million reasons...but as a source of light, their golden age is over


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