EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Improvements > Lighting
Advanced Search
 


Blog Register 60+ Home Energy Saving Tips Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-02-14, 08:07 PM   #11
AC_Hacker
Supreme EcoRenovator
 
AC_Hacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,002
Thanks: 303
Thanked 703 Times in 526 Posts
Default

Yup,

I agree, as soon as you flip the switch, you start winning.

Here's a spread sheet comparison that compares the contenders du jour over the duration of 50K hours. I figured it for power cost $0.10/kW-hr for ease of localizing cost:



Best,

-AC

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	LED-CFL-INCAN.jpg
Views:	510
Size:	28.0 KB
ID:	4702  
__________________
I'm not an HVAC technician. In fact, I'm barely even a hacker...

Last edited by AC_Hacker; 10-02-14 at 08:10 PM..
AC_Hacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-14, 12:35 AM   #12
oil pan 4
Land owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NM
Posts: 1,006
Thanks: 12
Thanked 125 Times in 105 Posts
Default

I bought up a crap load of them for in 2007 when CFLs could be had on clearance or sale
for $1/each and when LEDs were first starting to become popular and really expensive.

I am still using last decades CFLs.

Anything outside, or where a 60w replacement $1 CFL isn't enough is LED now.
oil pan 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-14, 08:44 AM   #13
pinballlooking
Super Moderator
 
pinballlooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SC
Posts: 2,754
Thanks: 160
Thanked 527 Times in 432 Posts
Default

I am so glad the LED are getting cheaper. I dislike CFL so much I have had them fail much sooner that they est. they don’t dim they need to warm up some make noise and put noise on your electric lines.

I bought a bunch of LED @4.95 each price range and I will be adding a few more.

Every one of my bedrooms has a ceiling fan with three lights.
Before 3 X 60 watt 180 watts.
Now 3 X 6= 18 watts
This was x six ceiling fans that is a 972 watt saving just there.

Last edited by pinballlooking; 10-03-14 at 09:27 AM..
pinballlooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-14, 09:24 AM   #14
gtojohn
Journeyman EcoRenovator
 
gtojohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 314
Thanks: 39
Thanked 50 Times in 45 Posts
Default

I understand, I do, LEDs are great. If you are replacing incandescent lights, go with led. If you are replacing a working cfl its a much longer proposition. All my outdoor lights which run the longest every night are led for the obvious reasons. But my most used indoor lighting might run 6 hours a day, at 50,000 hrs would take 22.83 yrs.
gtojohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-14, 04:16 PM   #15
AC_Hacker
Supreme EcoRenovator
 
AC_Hacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,002
Thanks: 303
Thanked 703 Times in 526 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gtojohn View Post
I understand, I do, LEDs are great. If you are replacing incandescent lights, go with led. If you are replacing a working cfl its a much longer proposition. All my outdoor lights which run the longest every night are led for the obvious reasons. But my most used indoor lighting might run 6 hours a day, at 50,000 hrs would take 22.83 yrs.
Yup, strategic replacement is a good idea.

-AC

__________________
I'm not an HVAC technician. In fact, I'm barely even a hacker...
AC_Hacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design