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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerithria View Post
    The issue for me is that the light bulbs that fit into my fixture are flood lights, which I haven't seen a fluorescent alternative for (not that I've actually looked though, heh). They'll probably eventually come up with something in the fluorescent variety, but I doubt they're common enough for the novelty thing.
    Flood lights? Actually LED floodlights are more common already, compared to standard fixture. I've also heard of sodium halogen bulbs.

    There's also a good chance that they'll leave the bulbs used in floodlight fixtures alone. They're mostly focused on common residential lighting. That might qualify as one of the "duty" bulbs they'll leave alone.
    Eh, screw it. Who needs light bulbs. I'm going back to candlelight.
    If there aren't any good alternatives, we may have to.

    Might I suggest that a kerosene lamp provides better light than a candle, though?

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    Athenian, what is your opinion of using yellow LEDs, mixed with white LEDs?




    You can tune it to the hue you want with red, green, and blue LEDs if you want.





    Anyone think there would be a market for custom hue LED boards that fit into light-bulb sockets?

    Just need to find a covering that'll soften the glow and mix the colors well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    There are a couple things worth noting:

    1. They won't phase them out right away. They'll probably keep selling them for another year or two. You have plenty of time to stock up. I doubt the ban will be strict enough to stop people from using up their existing supplies.
    Is it bad that the first thought that comes to my mind is "HOARD!!!"?

    I may have to look into LED lighting myself. I have to work in florescent lights, and they tend to give me headaches after long exposure. So I'm not so sure I want them in my house. The only thing that saves me at work is that I have to drive from site to site with regular frequency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    Athenian, what is your opinion of using yellow LEDs, mixed with white LEDs?

    Anyone think there would be a market for custom hue LED boards that fit into light-bulb sockets?

    Just need to find a covering that'll soften the glow and mix the colors well.
    Oh, those would be fine, as long as it generated enough light to read by.

    But they're already selling LED bulbs that fit into light sockets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kra View Post
    Is it bad that the first thought that comes to my mind is "HOARD!!!"?
    I don't think so at all. The more we buy before they're banned, the more they'll have to make. Thus the longer the supplies will hold out.
    I may have to look into LED lighting myself. I have to work in florescent lights, and they tend to give me headaches after long exposure. So I'm not so sure I want them in my house. The only thing that saves me at work is that I have to drive from site to site with regular frequency.
    Yeah. I've purchased one of the better LED bulbs myself to test it out. It was a little pricey, but it's going to come down in price eventually. Plus, they supposedly have a minimum operating life of 3 years, under continuous use (10 years if you only use them for 8 hours a day).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    Yeah. I've purchased one of the better LED bulbs myself to test it out. It was a little pricey, but it's going to come down in price eventually. Plus, they supposedly have a minimum operating life of 3 years, under continuous use (10 years if you only use them for 8 hours a day).
    Does it work well for you?

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    Yeh, it's a true story (I work for a hardware store).

    I will miss incandescent lighting. It provides a warm, cozy, romantic atmosphere, but I'm sure competition will aid in supplying us with the warm lighting we all desire, but in fluorescent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    Does it work well for you?
    I had to order it. I'll tell you when it arrives.

    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    I will miss incandescent lighting. It provides a warm, cozy, romantic atmosphere, but I'm sure competition will aid in supplying us with the warm lighting we all desire, but in fluorescent.
    Why is everyone so eager to adopt fluorescent as the alternative? Just because that's what they're pushing on us?

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    Who is eager? I certainly am not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Who is eager? I certainly am not.
    Oh, well, that's fine then. I guess I just mean, why is everyone choosing compact fluorescents as the successor to incandescent, despite all the mercury and other hazards associated with them, without even looking at all the lighting alternatives?

    I just kind of dislike that they're trying to shove one particular alternative on us that doesn't even seem like a perfect technology, when there are actually several possible ones that we could push for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    I had to order it. I'll tell you when it arrives.
    Okies. *waits patiently*

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