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I raised the 'flat roof plastic flourescent light' part of my kitchen roof, textured it, and put some cool looking halogen fixtures in... seems nice, BUT:
1. the bulbs constantly burn out... and the darn things are expensive.
2. they are hot and use a lot of electricity
any ideas for kitchen fixtures that would last longer, use less electricity and still look good?
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Led lights. Expensive as hell, but last forever.
Led lights for standard socket replacement. Should find what your looking for here.
I like the look of the LED's... I may try them. The price though high, will be fine if they last a long time. I use LED's on my bicycles when I ride at night, and one of my flashing red ones on the back is bright as hell, my front white ones are startling. I spent a ton on them, but staying alive when I ride home at night is kind of a priority to me. I also have a reflective vest that has blinking yellow led's on it, I look like a freaking christmas tree at night, but hey, at least I'm still alive after 10's of thousands of miles on a bicycle!
thanks all for the advice!
Light-Emitting-Diodes are estimated at 35,000 to 50,000 hours of useful life,
Don't they look blue? I bought LED Xmas lights last year and didn't like them at ALL! These of course may be different (higher quality) but the ones I had were sooooo blue.
One must look for the LED lights called "warm white" if you wish to avoid the blue white that you apparently bumped into. Most of the early model LEDs were a very bluish white. Even my Christmas LEDs (laying on the messy counter) say "Warm White".
Pinks, LEDs come in alot of colors
I like the led's but replacing all 8 hallogen bulbs with them seems a bit extravagent, so I may put that idea on the backburner till prices come down, and just put up a couple of those roundish looking flourescent lights. I plan renting this house out in 1 or 2 years anyways, and getting another one.
They are hot. Flourescents burn cooler.
Halogens run hot, Led's are very cool. Compact Flourescents are a bit of both. They have a ballast which runs quite warm and fall between the Halogens and the Led's in electrical usage. In my line of work, I have experimented for the past 5 yrs with various types of bulbs, indoors and out. The compacts flourescents are poor in outdoor cold temps, work fairly well indoors with limited usage, the Led's are the best, but also the most expensive. LED makers have finally gotten into the white spectrum, a big improvement over the bluish of the past. They are the future and will come down as they gain traction.
azrob, you have been replaced. mark.e is the new male floosy in town lol
mark.e? You like the young (I stress young) ladies?
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