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We converted this bathroom light fitting to use High power LED Bulbs The Fitting already had 2 x CFL bulbs total wattage = 28 Watt We Fitted 2 x LED bulbs to...
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I couldn't get the sound to work on the video. I didn't see the wattage of the new LED bulbs or the cost of the new bulbs. Has anybody calculated how many hours the fixture has to run for the LED retrofit to pay for itself?
The use of LED lighting thru out the house is old news for us- My bathroom has been fitted out with
quality LED lights since 2008. A couple of considerations for those who will be transitioning to 21st
century lighting soon. Color temperature and especially Cri are somewhat more critical in area where
Aesthetics are concerned - think make up application. Look for a vetted product that has CRI over 80
( btw the appropriate metric - measure
that should be used is the color quality scale CQS - NOT CRI) but I digress. Its not used much -yet.
Also since bathrooms are unique relative to moisture there is another consideration.
Buyers should be aware of the IP rating for damp area use ( humidity/ water spray) you may want to
use different products by various mfgs. The luminus flux should be up to current levels, also look to
the better products for dimming capabilities, the output of directional light could also be an issue.
Additional bear in mind you get what you pay for - the $10 A-19 may be what your what budget likes but
often a lower end product will be using inferior diodes, capacitors and have poor performance over
8-14 years purported lifespan. As to which brand or mfgs are best- another good feature is for the lamp
thats choosen to be interoperable.
While I won't specify or recommend - I'll repeat the axiom for LED lights - do your due diligence and you
will be replacing your lamps once a decade- My whole house is all LED and my home electric bill has
only been above $50 for a family of 4 ----- 3 times in 4 + years its usually $40 ish - you want great results
both photometric and radiometricly speaking - you get the results by making an informed choice !
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