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Perhaps we can set up some sort of collaboration to incorporate the work of the several knowledgeable people who will join in on this part of our enterprise.
So I’m excited. I just got my annual LED Christmas present on the slow-boat from China!
Back at Christmas 2008, I found http://www.goldengadgets.com
They’re out of Hong Kong and have a huge array of techy stuff for very cheap. Particularly cheap compared to here… LED lights!
The past 3 years (Dec 2008, Aug 2009, and Jan 2011), I’ve bought myself a $50-$60 present… comprising the latest LED lighting technologies.
It’s been a long road… but it looks like LED technology is finally maturing. And NO you do NOT have to spend $58 for a single bulb from London Drugs or Canadian Tire (I was in both stores recently and was shocked at the prices). I bought these bulbs at around $8-$15 a piece.
The latest bulbs I bought, I bought 7 for $60. Roughly the same price as ONE LED bulb and CanTire.
Here are my three purchases plus a CFL…. for size comparison, I included the Shaw remote.
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Now the interesting stuff.
Look at the difference in light and brightness. The 2008 bulb was “supposed” to be a “Warm” white… ya, not so much. This is in my bathroom fixture.
And with the CFL. (which I was using alone in the fixture omitting the other two)
The CFL is still the winner in overall brightness, but the gap is definitely narrowing.
And now with 3 2011 Bulb LEDs … these use 9 Watts vs. the 15W for the one CFL.
Ain’t Technology great!!