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LED Bulb [Mar. 21st, 2006|11:10 pm]
Paul
I'm tired of my desk lamps making me sweat like a maniac when I'm drawing and cranking down the A/C, so I've ordered an LED bulb from ThinkGeek to remedy the situation. Apparently they're less hot, use less energy, and last longer. I'm not sure that the quality of the light will be that great though. I'll post back with an update once I've got my hands on it.

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[User Picture]From: wildezword
2006-03-22 09:29 am (UTC)
I always wanted to know about your light bulbs. Keep up with the great blog!

And stop thinking dirty thoughts about me.
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[User Picture]From: killersquirrelz
2006-03-22 08:32 pm (UTC)
I know you did. Thanks. And too late on the thoughts.
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From: garybartos
2006-03-22 08:23 pm (UTC)
LED lamps will still generate some heat because LEDs aren't particularly efficient, though the heat comes from the circuitry. Incandescent lamps such as standard light bulbs and halogen bulbs output more of their energy as infrared light than as visible light.

I bet you were dying to know that.

You might also consider high-frequency fluorescent lamps. These run nice and cool, and even if you're one of the few people who can see standard fluorescent lamps flicker you won't see these flickering. I've used them for lighting projects but I'm not sure how readily available they may be for home lighting projects.
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[User Picture]From: killersquirrelz
2006-03-22 08:37 pm (UTC)
Interesting. The buzz and flicker have always deterred me from fluorescent lights. I'll hafta give em a try. LED bulbs still sound tres awesome though.
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[User Picture]From: dajanx
2006-03-23 12:06 am (UTC)
i've got lower heat bulbs in my drawing desk lamps. lemmesee here... flourescent yep.

"6 Pack Long Life Energy Saving Ultra Spiral Mini Lamp"

they are cool to the touch, but put out a little heat--nowhere near incandescent's output. they don't flicker.

HA!
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[User Picture]From: killersquirrelz
2006-03-23 01:25 am (UTC)
I'll hafta pick up some flo-los (that's fluorescent lights for you n00bs) and experiment.

But, no matter what I'm excited for my nerd bulb to arrive in the mail.
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