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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI: The lights were priced between $8-10 each. Not bad.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up 2 and found a use for them... in my fridge! The regular 40 watt bulbs that were in it make a decent amount of heat, which seems kinda wasteful in a fridge.

These bulbs seem to be slightly dimmer, but still good enough for the application.

And yes, it is too bad that they are so expensive... but CFLs were too when they first came out.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea.

Did you get the 1.5 watt or the 3.5 watt version?

If the 3.5 how bright do you find it? The equivalent of a 40 watt regular?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ryan Renneberg wrote:
I picked up 2 and found a use for them... in my fridge! The regular 40 watt bulbs that were in it make a decent amount of heat, which seems kinda wasteful in a fridge.


As soon as I read that I went back to Walmart and picked up two more for the fridge and freezer. Great idea!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed some of the government offices here in Ottawa are using LED bulbs. Not that I normally spend a great deal of time looking at light fixtures but one of the guys pointed it out to me. I wonder where they're procuring them?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed a lot of CFL bulbs in government buildings but I've yet to find any LEDs.

That would be awesome if they started using LEDs. Imagine how much the government must spend on electricity bills!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Blue: I got the 1.5 watt ones... the 3 watt may have been too large for inside of a fridge.

For government lighting... I would say most would have typical office style lighting. I actually work for the provincial govt in Sask and I would say most of the offices would just be florescent tubes (not CFLs).

In my building lights turn off automaticially after 6pm and require someone to turn them back on every hour, so it can be kind of annoying if putting in some evening work. Also, the air conditioning for the building is turned off on the weekends to save power, the only problem... the building doesn't really cool back down until Tuesday morning.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the building doesn't really cool back down until Tuesday morning.


I know what you mean; I'm a fellow public servant.

Ya, usually in the actual offices it's tube lighting, however I've seen CFLs used in pot lamps in government buildings. Often in the hallway or elevators.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Blue wrote:
Ya, usually in the actual offices it's tube lighting, however I've seen CFLs used in pot lamps in government buildings. Often in the hallway or elevators.

Hallways and elevators is where I saw the LED bulbs. Like I said, it was pointed out to me recently so I expect it's something new. The only thing I noticed was the elevator was a bit darker than usual...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya, I noticed that too in my building though it looks like they're replacing the old bulbs with CFLs when they burn out.

HQ seems to have had CFLs for a while though because the pot lights they use are made for CFL; not the normal screw in type of socket.

That's great if they're using LEDs now.
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