A&P compact fluorescent vs Philips "Halogena"

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  1. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    A few years ago when compact fluorescents first came out, I started switching all of my light bulbs over to them. A couple have died (well short of the 7-10 year lifespan estimates), and a few other things have happened (my brother has bad skin reactions to the toxic mercury gas that leaks from these bulbs, and the flickering that most people don't even notice often gives me headaches) that have led to me wanting to find an alternative bulb technology. LED bulbs are still WAY too expensive, so I decided to try out the Philips Energy-Saver Halogena bulbs. The ones I bought use 40watts to replace 60watt bulbs. I did a photo comparison of the fluorescents and the Halogenas. The fluorescents that I had were 60 watt replacements that used 14watts. I bought them at Sam's Club years ago. I'm really pleased with the Halogenas and I'll probably change all of my bulbs to these. They don't cut quite as much electricity as the compact fluorescents, but they're still more efficient than incandescent bulbs, and they're non-toxic. The Halogenas were $4.50/ea at Home Depot.

    I didn't do the photos for OT, but thought some of you would find it interesting.

    Sam's Club Compact Fluorescent 60watt replacement (left/top) vs Philips Energy-Saver Halogena 60watt replacement (right/bottom)

    Lights off.. showing that they were taken with identical lighting conditions. Well after dusk, so there's no light coming in from outside. All other interior lights are turned off (except for the TV and electronic power LEDs). There's a small reflection in the middle of the frame from a street light, but that's it.
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    about 10 seconds after turning the lights on (fluorescents start dim then get brighter. Halogenas were instantly on at full brightness)
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    15 minutes later. fluorescents are at full brightness, but they're noticeably dimmer than the Halogenas.
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    Camera settings were 14mm (on a 30D) f/11 1" ISO640
     
  2. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    overhead direct light ftl I don't care what the source is
     
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    So a horizontal light would be preferred?
     
  4. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    wall of light ftw :bowdown:
     
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    i know i say this every time but, badass place bro. :bowdown:
     
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    the halogena bulb technology to save the energey it dioes while keeping an incandescent bulb still is simple yet took forever to develop. I would like to see all incandescent switch as incandescent imo are a much more pleasing light that fluorescent
     
  7. TheManLouisianaFace

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    :werd: nice place


    :rofl: wtf
     
  8. TheManLouisianaFace

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    diffused light
     
  9. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    thanks. tiny kitchen ftl, though
     
  10. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I know what you're sayin.

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  11. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    My wife and i switched to the compact flourescents about a year or two ago to help bring down our energy costs. It worked, but our home looks like a cave. Though shitty wood paneling that our landlords won't let us remove FTL... This thread is makin me want to switch back. What's the lifespan of one of those Halogena bulbs?
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    box says 3000 hours.. so I guess that's like 2-3 times the lifespan of a regular incandescent which costs 2-3x less. so bulbs cost the same but electricity is cut by a third, and your house won't look like a cave.

    in 2-3 years LED bulbs should be down to a reasonable price, so then you can make the jump into those. that's my plan right now, anyway
     
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    is it a studio? It's an interesting pad. Where is this at?
     
  15. TheManLouisianaFace

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    just get higher wattage cfl's, they will still be less than an incandescent
     
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    i'm already running 100w bulbs in almost all of my fixtures. It's probably more the shitty paneling, and scarlet carpeting that makes my place so dark rather than the bulbs... :sad2:
     
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    I mentioned in another thread that Home Depot sells their own brand called nVision. I have a few of their 60w & 100w bulbs that run at 5,500k and they're sweet. Perfectly clean, white light.
     
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    :cool: place. I like what you've done with the space you have.
     
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    yeah make sure you get the super white blue bulbs also.
     
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    100 watt equivalent*
     
  24. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    thanks

    I'm in the process of thinning out my dvd collection, so the two left bookcases will soon be full of books that are currently in my bedroom. other than that and getting curtains I'm not sure I have much else that needs to be done.

    I'd like to sand/buff the ceiling a bit to get rid of some of the grime and give it a better finish, but I tried that once before and it took me a week just to do the 10sqft over the front door. I might try it again over the summer, though :o
     
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    I knew what i was talkin about, you knew what i was talkin about. Was there really a need to clarify? :hsugh:
     

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