Thursday, May 13, 2010
Enlightening Adventures in Retail
I've tried LED bulbs before. I've found they beam more than the glow, and they're just not bright enough.
The Home Depot EcoSmart bulb seems to have solved some of those problems. It acts like a 40 watt bulb, and the light is a bit warmer than other LED's, maybe even to the point of being too yellow. Right now, it's in my computer desk lamp, probably the light I use the most. Not bad so far. It throws no heat, making it a nice summer bulb.
On the down side, it wasn't cheap, which means I'll be dead before the LED bulb pays for itself. It's supposed to last 50,000 hours. I hope my heirs get good use from it. While the bulb saves energy, the big plastic cube it comes in is simply excessive packaging. The color takes a bit getting used to. The last bulb I had in that lamp, a CFL, had more of a daylight feel.
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