Discussion LED Bulbs in place of CFLs?

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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Has anyone tried them? I found information online that suggests that a 25W LED bulb should have nearly the same light output (lumens) as a 35W CFL or a 100 W incandescent bulb (1000 lumens + ).

    Before I take the plunge and buy a 1000 Rs bulb, has anyone tried these before? i.e. replacing regular home illumination solutions with these?

    I'm looking at 3 to begin with, but am not sure which type to buy. The single diode kind (the one with a fuzzy plastic lens around it - Philips), or the multi LED ones (similar to the ones that I got for the car).

    And what color do you recommend? Warm white? White? Cool white?

    I'm kinda intrigued by the idea of instant full brightness, and half the power consumption of a CFL. Plus better life and resistance to multiple on-off cycles.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Got a GE LED bulb for testing purposes (10W - 700 Lumens). Will compare with my existing CFL and do a comparo.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Got a 3W worklight (LED) -

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    An LED bulb for testing, and an el-Cheapo screw driver kit to play around with my Nokia X2.
     
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    Picked up a 14W, 1450 Lumens LED bulb (Cool White 6500k). It simply knocks the CFL out of the park.

    Made by Wipro, 799/- at More supermarket. Will post some comparo shots over the weekend.
     

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