What do you think of Lifx? How much would you pay for an energy-efficient LED light bulb whose color and brightness you could control with your smartphone app? Is programming your home lighting a great idea or an annoying time suck?
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- Fair enough. My calculation though is that overall Net Present Value is probably better if I wait a couple of years. i.e. the LED bulb prices are dropping faster than my incandescents are burning electricity. (Doesn't help that my house has relatively few standard incandescent bulbs and those aren't the fixtures that are on the most.)Dec 3, 2012
- Ever since the electricity crisis in California at my house LEDs are competing with compact florescent bulbs. It is not clear to me that a $40 bulb competes well with $3 CFLs. Only in the last couple of years am I replacing the CFLs that I bought about 10 years ago. The last incandescents I have are above the vanity in the bathroom. I want some nice sun light color LED globe bulbs for the bathroom that turn on quickly. Some of the CFLs take a minute or so to get up to full brightness.Dec 3, 2012
- CFLs were a bad choice for residential use. Mine often burn out within a year. From what I've read its caused by turning them on/off frequently. LEDs literally function by turning on and off rapidly so I feel this will be a better fit.Dec 4, 2012
- Seriously Dan, you just compared apples to oranges even though I was comparing to bananas. Seriously?Dec 4, 2012
- Not sure about LED bulbs, but I sure find CFLs rarely living up to their supposed long-life promises. Quite frustrating when they go on the fritz.Dec 4, 2012
- I think some CFLs are poorly built cheap crap.Dec 4, 2012
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