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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 bulbs....at 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 http://www.cree.com/

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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