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Are incandescent light bulbs going away?

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    roninohio
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    New Franklin, OH

    From what I have found , the soft white has yellow on the package. The bright white have a blue package.

    #636684

    From what I have found , the soft white has yellow on the package. The bright white have a blue package.

    Cool, I did not know that, now I am going to have to look and verify.

    Will

    #636694

    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    From what I have found , the soft white has yellow on the package. The bright white have a blue package.

    That’s good to know. Thanks

    #636734

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    From what I have found , the soft white has yellow on the package. The bright white have a blue package.

    Oh OK I’ll have to start looking for that at the store. Thank you

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #636754

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    From what I have found , the soft white has yellow on the package. The bright white have a blue package.

    Is that an industry wide color coding system, or is that just one brand’s perhaps?

    Kevin.

    Wannabee pro.

    #636851

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Is that an industry wide color coding system, or is that just one brand’s perhaps?

    Hopefully industry wide. Nice to know.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #646245

    I was in HD a few years ago and saw people with shopping carts full of light bulbs.
    I asked an older gentleman about his cart and he said the U.S. wasn’t importing incandescent bulbs anymore.
    I’m not sure if it’s true, but I haven’t been using them for years so I never look for them.

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    #646271

    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    I was in HD a few years ago and saw people with shopping carts full of light bulbs.
    I asked an older gentleman about his cart and he said the U.S. wasn’t importing incandescent bulbs anymore.
    I’m not sure if it’s true, but I haven’t been using them for years so I never look for them.

    That’s what I heard. So what bulbs are out there that’s it or when the warehouses are empty then LED. Lights.

    #646273

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I was in HD a few years ago and saw people with shopping carts full of light bulbs.
    I asked an older gentleman about his cart and he said the U.S. wasn’t importing incandescent bulbs anymore.
    I’m not sure if it’s true, but I haven’t been using them for years so I never look for them.

    That’s what I heard. So what bulbs are out there that’s it or when the warehouses are empty then LED. Lights.

    I still have some older T-8’s in my shop, but the rest of the house is LED. With our power rates here, there’s not much choice. Incandescent, halogen, xenon, CFL have all gone the way of the dodo.

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    #646293

    Easy enough to buy rough service incandescent bulbs. I have enough to last me a lifetime. But I prefer LEDs anyways. No more caring whether I leave the lights on all night

    #646297

    They want a fortune for LED’s here in Canada. I put T8’s in my shop. Colour is defined as a temperature (in degrees Kelvin). The lower temps (3500 or so) will be your more yellowish warm white and the higher (5000+) will be cooler, or bluer. I put 6500K tubes in my shop, which are really cold, blue, natural daylight bulbs. Great for seeing things with, but I do have to do a colour correction in my videos (I have a setting saved on my camera just for the shop). I have lots of bulbs but when I do change I will probably drop down to a 5000 to 5500 which is probably closer to natural daylight.

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    #646401

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    CFL have all gone the way of the dodo.

    CFLs really dropped off the map with the advent of LEDs. I prefer the LEDs over the CFLs.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #646437

    CFL have all gone the way of the dodo.

    CFLs really dropped off the map with the advent of LEDs. I prefer the LEDs over the CFLs.

    Them being HazMat didnt help any. Hated cleaning up a broken one – and they break easily.

    #646518

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    CFL have all gone the way of the dodo.

    CFLs really dropped off the map with the advent of LEDs. I prefer the LEDs over the CFLs.

    pretty much every light in my house has been converted to leds, i can’t see any advantages in using cfls anymore.

    #646567

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    i can’t see any advantages in using cfls anymore.

    Even the instant on ones take a while until they are at full brightness.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #646647

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    i can’t see any advantages in using cfls anymore.

    Even the instant on ones take a while until they are at full brightness.

    Even outside the house most of my lights are leds, i just have a few i haven’t converted over yet. I might just not convert them , leave them as is and pick up one of those 3 light stands and install that in the front yard, giving massive night time coverage.

    #646714

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    As time goes by and my cfls burn out i am replacing with LED. Same in the shop fluorescents being replaced with LED.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #646739

    As time goes by and my cfls burn out i am replacing with LED. Same in the shop fluorescents being replaced with LED.

    I have enough T8 spares that it will be a long time before I go LED in the shop but everywhere else is LED except the garage door opener – LED interferes with the remote for some reason

    #646967

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    As time goes by and my cfls burn out i am replacing with LED. Same in the shop fluorescents being replaced with LED.

    I have enough T8 spares that it will be a long time before I go LED in the shop but everywhere else is LED except the garage door opener – LED interferes with the remote for some reason

    the led light, is it an early bulb or one that has been out on the market for a while. I know the early led bulbs were fussy so to speak and would give my camera weird lines when i took a photo.

    #648950

    They will phase out.
    LED are hit and miss though. I have had lots of problems with LED lights.
    SOme that are dimable do not dim all the way down some do.
    I have had plenty of flckering crap quality LED lights, from typical bulbs to recessed can lights.

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