• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Walmart now selling the cheapest LED "60watt" lightbulb: $8.88
#31
On a side note of LED lights, watch them carefully. I have seen 2 instances first hand of these little bastards melting. One just melted, other started a fire.
Leplat, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
  Reply
#32
Oh, great.
I produced precise formulations for what you call, "Black Powder," for General Washington. If not for me, you would be speaking the Queen's English today. Say my name, which you cannot find with an internet search, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
  Reply
#33
Also, LED lights are bad for & damaging to the eye when in direct line of sight.
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
  Reply
#34
ByblosHex;124546 Wrote:Also, LED lights are bad for & damaging to the eye when in direct line of sight.

WHAT!!! oh my... LED lights do not damage the eye unless they are specifically an odd wavelength. I've seen that stupid Madrid university study, spare us from the idiot that said that. It is no more true than getting cancer from sacrin If you put the led light 1 inch from your eye balls for hours yes, no different than any intense light. Oh the pain..
  Reply
#35
ByblosHex;124546 Wrote:Also, LED lights are bad for & damaging to the eye when in direct line of sight.

They also can be modulated by the government to beam ideas into your kids' heads...
gascolator, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Nov 2012.
  Reply
#36
grenade 
[Image: sharks-with-lasers-2.jpg]
  Reply
#37
ExcelToExcel;124492 Wrote:
Emptymag;124438 Wrote:In my case that's horse shit. My burned out bulbs are in a room that has the light turned on maybe once, or twice per evening.

I have seen people try to berate me for having "dirty" electricity or something, but WTF am I supposed to do about THAT? I shouldn't need to fucking rewire my house (or move) just to accommodate a shitty-assed expensive "light bulb".


Who berated you? Wtf is wrong with everyone? No one berated anyone. Its typicak that homes have shitty wiring. No body does a good job at anything anymore. That's not your fault but you should want to correct it. I found shitty wiring in my 20 year old house. There was no logical reason for what I found other than a moron didnt care or pay attention.

Meh. I took what you posted as a "crack" at my issue as my own fault. Several others on the "CFL thread" on pafoa blow off all criticism of the CFLs as being a "user issue" due to "bad wiring" (whatever THAT means), or "dirty" electricity. (surges? I dunno)

We had the house rewired when we moved in. I'm not doing it again just so I can get a light bulb to work properly.

CFL = bad
LED = no rush to find out
Incandescent = good enough for me

Wink
  Reply
#38
Emptymag;124584 Wrote:
ExcelToExcel;124492 Wrote:Who berated you? Wtf is wrong with everyone? No one berated anyone. Its typicak that homes have shitty wiring. No body does a good job at anything anymore. That's not your fault but you should want to correct it. I found shitty wiring in my 20 year old house. There was no logical reason for what I found other than a moron didnt care or pay attention.

Meh. I took what you posted as a "crack" at my issue as my own fault. Several others on the "CFL thread" on pafoa blow off all criticism of the CFLs as being a "user issue" due to "bad wiring" (whatever THAT means), or "dirty" electricity. (surges? I dunno)

We had the house rewired when we moved in. I'm not doing it again just so I can get a light bulb to work properly.

CFL = bad
LED = no rush to find out
Incandescent = good enough for me

Wink

Most electronics don't respond well to changes outside of their rated voltage (where as most mechanical-electrical equipment, like a hair dryer, can handle wild swings in voltage). When you see flicker of dim/brightness when there's brownouts or heavy electrical load coming on and releasing you're seeing a combo of voltage shifts plus shifts in amp draw from the bulb.

The closer you are to maxing out your panel (say you have old-school 60A service), when you introduce a new load that gets you very close to the max draw you'll see a more pronounced amperage drop especially in houses that use fuses (the affected fuses then heat up as their resistance increases from the load).

Lived in an old house that had central air, 100A service and all of it on fuses. Ceiling fixtures temporarily turn into strobe lights when the fan kicks on then later the compressor in the summer. Had to put all my gadgets behind line conditioners and a UPS box with a big enough capacitor in it to "clean" the output power.


Most computer power supplies and laptop bricks have a sizeable enough capacitor inside that conditions voltage swings quite well on their own during brownouts, but you can't stuff one of those thumb-sized ones in an LED or CFL lightbulb. So yes, wild swings in household current and voltage can blow your lamp because your base is fucked.

If it's that bad, if you have regular fluorescent lighting (say your garage) it will fuck with those as well and shorten the life of your fluorescent bulbs too as well as the base.
  Reply
#39
Right. Incandescent bulb for the win.

Big Grin


EDIT: We've been here about 20 years and I've changed the florescent light in the basement no more than twice.
  Reply
#40
I'd be worried something isnt correct. I'd cut the power to that circuit and remove all face plates looking for a burnt residue that indicates arcing but then again my father is a master licensed electrician and I have forced experience doing electrical and work experience doing electronics. I'm still negligent though. I haven't gotten while house surge protection and I was hit. Worse and this one is really bad. When the cobtractor redid my siding he took the ground wire and put it ti my fence and I still haven't shoved a new ground rod down there. That could kill someone so.. I got to get on that..
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  led lights goofin 188 12,289 01-13-2015, 05:21 PM
Last Post: Rik Bitter



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)