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Old 02-29-16, 05:19 AM   #11
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Yea IKEA LED's around 5 months now and still going on with out any problems. They are really bright as well.

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Old 02-29-16, 06:53 AM   #12
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There are still places for CFLs.

I replaced the overhead "can" CFL lights with LEDs in our bedroom. Same lumens as the prior CFLs. The early Monday morning after I put them in, I turned on the lights while my wife was still in bed - kinda dozing. It is our way of saying time to get up and to work . . .

She screamed - TURN THEM OFF!!

Recall that the "old" CFL's warm up over a minute or so, so the first output is WAY diminished. The LED's "instant on, 100% output" feature was quite apparent.

The CFL's went back in . . . .

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Old 04-14-16, 11:05 AM   #13
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Just use them in rooms where we spend a lot of time such as family room to watch TV, kitchen and a small low powered one for hallway. The rest of the house has CFL's because they are off most of the time.

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