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Old 01-05-15, 09:13 PM   #11
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my outdoor CFL bulb has been there for 10 years and counting. I use it very little , with my bat like night vision im good. haha

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Old 01-05-15, 09:30 PM   #12
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Those little recessed lights are the worse little energy hogs I have run into in a long time.

I have a few neighbors with them , one of them is a fresh new house the other a 70's house renovated to look like a condo. Both houses have about 10 recessed lights in the living room , in the drafty 'can' type of enclosure that effectively leaks warm ceiling air to the attic or the next floors floor joists.


I have heard the complaints on them
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I switched to LED in the places that get turned on and off most. Bath room, hall, and stair well, then outdoor entrances. Now I'm swapping the kitchen recessed. All others will stay CFL until failure, then replaced with the best fit at that time.
This is my basic replacement strategy too.
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Old 01-14-15, 11:56 PM   #14
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The refrigerator has a double benefit - you don't use the 20W for the bulb, and you then do not have to use more power to remove the heat from the frig. A double win!
If you need an LED for the fridge, you're leaving the door open for too long. If you insist, wait until the existing incandescent burns out; otherwise, the time spent with the door open changing the bulb will probably waste more electricity than you'll gain from running the LED bulb for the rest of the lifetime of the fridge.
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I have a fix for that Clev , change the bulb when your cleaning the fridge !

then keep the bulb for later use in the stove.
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Those little recessed lights are the worse little energy hogs I have run into in a long time.

I have a few neighbors with them , one of them is a fresh new house the other a 70's house renovated to look like a condo. Both houses have about 10 recessed lights in the living room , in the drafty 'can' type of enclosure that effectively leaks warm ceiling air to the attic or the next floors floor joists.


I have heard the complaints on them
Buy the LED retrofit cans that seal the hole at the ceiling instead of the R30 retrofit bulbs.

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