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Old 03-20-2014, 10:52 PM   #21
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I put 2700K in every fixture. I can't stand the cold or daylight temps.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:55 PM   #22
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Every time I mess around in a recessed light can I remind myself to get a pair of upside-down bifocals. That and every time I'm working under a sink. Never happens, though.

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I've been swapping in LEDs in the shop as the CFLs fail. They sure better last a long time. The CFLs haven't lasted any longer than the old incandescents.
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I've been swapping in LEDs in the shop as the CFLs fail. They sure better last a long time. The CFLs haven't lasted any longer than the old incandescents.
The 2700k LEDs from Costco advertise 22 years.
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Sorry got busy for a while, He had the home energy audit guys there from the local power company and he had alot of air leaking around the high hats, they recommended he use a LED replacment with the bezel attached as this would help to seal the air leaking through the can. The only model they had has the spring clips attached which need to go into those clips.
Prior to the energy audit I was doing some work in the attic and had noticed all the insulation had been pulled back from around the cans. I told him to call an electrician and have him come and see if they were IC rated or not, as I was not sure how you would know this.
Thats is what got him started on the CL and P energy audit. I guess we should just pull the cans and put in new ones air tight IC rated ones and be done with the whole thing. Not to big a deal as have good access in teh attic to the two bed rooms affected
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The 2700k LEDs from Costco advertise 22 years.
At least in Colorado today..... they were 9.99 (13.99 less a 4 manu rebate)
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The 2700k LEDs from Costco advertise 22 years.
But much like CFLs fixtures that cause them to build up heat will drastically shorten their lives.

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