From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 30,601
Visited Last 30 days: 172
Forum Messages
Total: 20,736
Last 30 days: 24
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,149
Last 30 days: 1
Journal Entries
Total: 5,240
Last 30 days: 17
Connections
Total: 15,141
Last 30 days: 4
Downloads
Total: 81,183

Journals

Name
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
112,086 Visits | 934 Posts | 2,433 Pix | 42 Videos
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
22,719 Visits | 242 Posts | 361 Pix | 4 Videos
LalcoInteriors1 Mumbai, AL
17 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
964 Visits | 32 Posts | 46 Pix | 0 Videos
Stan-Tol Winter Springs, FL
84 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
325 Visits | 21 Posts | 118 Pix | 0 Videos
Metal-Buildings Conroe, TX
140 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
benson-bondstone-hom... Coeur d'Alene, AL
104 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Demetrius Kansas City, KS
220 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Genes-Job Cocoa, FL
285 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
38,145 Visits | 40 Posts | 177 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, FL
66,373 Visits | 176 Posts | 522 Pix | 4 Videos
DCS
345 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
g4wowgwow
371 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
My1stOB Melbourne, FL
507 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
gypsyhillfarm East Petersburg , PA
1,101 Visits | 3 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Our-log-home Thomaston, GA
1,009 Visits | 2 Posts | 4 Pix | 0 Videos
697-Marlin Austin/McDade, TX
6,408 Visits | 63 Posts | 508 Pix | 0 Videos
skiddinginbroadside Livermore, AL
911 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
thedaniels Graham, WA
968 Visits | 5 Posts | 5 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts

Just recently bumped into your site. I love it!
Mary in WA

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Steven in Colorado Springs, CO's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 2/13/2017

Well, it's been a heck of a long time coming but I finally made the final installation this evening.  The last of the fluorescent bulbs in the house have been replaced with LEDs.


It's been a long time coming.  I started first with swapping out the chandelier bulbs in my master bedroom ceiling fan way back in 2011, but I didn't really start upgrading them much in earnest until mid 2015.  It took a long time for me to find a combination of bulb price, bulb performance (mostly brightness), and bulb availability.  I also discovered rather by accident that dimmable bulbs were not a good choice for Tanglewood, because of variations in voltage levels when the generator was running.  

Eventually I ran across two good sources:  Amazon had a fine brand of bulbs from AriusTek that I rather liked, and Wal Mart greatly expanded their selection of LED bulbs with both dimmable and non-dimmable options.  

There were stumbling blocks along the way of course.  AriusTek changed their technology just before I need one more set of 10 bulbs and once they did restart their production the new bulbs weren't as bright.  I had some trouble with finding the last set of bulbs--the fluorescent tube light replacements--but eventually found some nicely bright ones that involved only a little bit of re-wiring (I had to snip out the ballasts).  They were pricey though and of course I didn't have any to test cheaply--the smallest order was four bulbs--so that part was a bit of a shot in the dark.  I was very pleased with them though, so I quickly ordered four more sets (four sets in that garage plus another set for the apartment kitchen).

The last bulb was actually one I'd forgotten.  There was a heat lamp of all things that they had put into a fitting over the upstairs fireplace, using a slightly smaller can light.  Fortunately Wal Mart had exactly the right one to replace it with.

The fluorescent types of bulbs mostly went to the local county recycler.  A couple of boxes went to my sister back in Missouri to replace her standard incandescent bulbs (after all they're better energy wise), and one box was taken as a donation at a recycling building materials place (probably by accident in retrospect).  

But it's done.  All 255 bulbs (I counted) have been replaced.

So mote it be.


Steven in Colorado

My Construction Website


Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2018 Consensus Group Inc.