Cold, Cheap Lights

Discussion in 'Alternative Energy' started by Ken Scharabok, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    Nice link Ken,I liked this part,for those who think electric lights arent big power users
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    The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that LED lighting could reduce American energy consumption for lighting by 29 percent by 2025, saving the nation's households about $125 billion in the process.
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    Thats a lot of bucks going into electric lights.

    BooBoo :gromit:
     

  3. Fire-Man

    Fire-Man Well-Known Member Supporter

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    BooBoo, this made me think of a true life story-------Around here people put a regular incadesent(?) bulb in their water pump houses to keep them warm enough that they want freeze----Last winter we were going to have some single digit to teen's tempeture---I called my GF(X now) and told her she needed to check her light bulb in her pump house---she did and replaced the burnt out bulb------2 days later with the temp staying below freezing her water stopped--froze up--my guess-----I went to her pump house and I knew she had a bulb in it because I could see light the night before through a small crack. I open the pump house---She Was So Tight she had put a CF bulb--LOL---- in instead of a regular------I Told her its the Heat that keeps the pump warm----Not The Light-------LOL--She said she was having one of them Bl--de Moments----LOL. Yes they do use some electricity to make that heat!! Just wanted to share that with you!! Randy
     
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    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's a good one. :) Thanks. :)

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  5. mightybooboo

    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    That was good,LOL!

    BooBoo :gromit:
     
  6. jefferson

    jefferson fuzzball in the Cascades

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    See, CFLs do work. Lots less heat, lots less energy used. Is/was the girl friend a blond?
     
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    beowoulf90 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The only problem from what I've been reading about the LED bulbs is they are more of a "spot" light. Which translates to they make great desk/work lighting, but not general room lighting. I use 4 different types of lighting in my house, depending on the need.. Flouresent(sp) tube over some of my work benches, CF for general room lighting, regular IC bulbs/or heat lamps where I need the heat and LED in the night lighting and flashlights..

    I just saw a light that looked like an old Dietz lantern, but had 12 LED in it. I don't know how well it works yet, but am thinking about getting one and trying it out. I already use that style of lanterns already, this might save me the cost of oil for them..
     
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    fishhead Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Whenever I hear people say we can't conserve a significant amount of energy with zero sacrifice I remember all the lights I see left on with no benefit like outdoor lights left on during the day or lights left on in empty rooms.
     
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    WisJim Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Or the folks with lots of Christmas decorations, and they don't mind, their electric bill only goes up $150 for the month of December!!
     
  10. Jim-mi

    Jim-mi Well-Known Member

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    The last time I was down to Detroit I remember oh so many of those big tall building's that were all lit up at night.
    . . . ."Makes our building look really good doesn't it" . ?? . . .