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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A New Light Bulb Better Than The CFL - Swirly Bulbs

I just received 10 of these light bulbs. They are LED bulbs made by Samsung. 
Here are the nice features -

1. They are LED - Light Emitting Diode - no mercury inside - perfectly safe to throw away - but supposedly they last 18 years.

2. They give off very little heat - even after hours of use you can palm them. I measured 97 degrees on my bulb after being turned on all day.

3. When in a lamp they look like a normal bulb - no swirls.

4. They are not as fragile as glass bulbs or the swirly bulbs.

5. They are bright instantly - no warm up period. 

6. They only use 7 watts an hour - less than 1/10th of a cent an hour - you can leave them on all day for under 2 cents.

7. The 7 watt bulb gives off the equivalent of a normal 60 watt incandescent bulb. Same amount of light - 1/9th the cost.

8. They work in any kind of light fixture - some of them are dim-able.

9. You can pretend you are a greenie - but really you are doing it to save money.

10. Good for places where it is hard to change bulbs.

11. They work in 110 volt and 220 volt lamps.

12. The top reason - Lulu likes them.

The price is coming down rapidly. I have no stock in the company. I will report back later if any bulbs fail.

Bad features - 

1. They cost $10 each.

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