LED lights that are good enough to replace incandescents

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    Switch Shows Off Liquid-Cooled LED Bulb Cleantech News and Analysis

    Switch’s first bulbs — it launched a 100-watt incandescent equivalent at Lightfair, and also has developed 40-watt, 65-watt, 75-watt equivalents — are supposed to go on sale later this year. An important thing to note about the Switch bulbs is that they are also supposed to retail for under $20 for the 40-watt, and will likely be far less expensive than the current LED bulbs on the market that can cost as high as $40 to $50 per bulb.

    That price point gives the Switch LED bulb a lot quicker pay off in energy savings to the buyer. Switch says its bulbs use 85 less energy than incandescent bulbs and the return on investment is about a year. This could be a game-changer in the industry — if consumers actually respond and start buying these when they come out.
     
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    Rocks,
    excuse me if i missed it but, i'd like to find the lumens/watt ratio in there.....
     
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    Cooled with "secret sauce". Watch out, McDonald's.
    They are neat looking.
    These type of bulbs will untimately lead to the demise of flourescents.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Whatever the coolant, you can bet it's toxic and if you break one, you'll have to call the men in the haz-mat suites.
     
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    yeah prolly like one is really supposed to do when a fluid leaks from your cat.
    Antifreeze? Motor oil? Brake fluid? Freon? Transmission fluid?
    How many million gallons of auto fluids leak out each year?
     
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    check out the heat sinks>
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    At last count I had 35 bulbs in my house. At 50 bucks a bulb I would have to pay$1750 to replace them all. My current electric bill is under 100 a month so you're asking me to shell out more than I pay in a year to replace all my bulbs. I'm already really good about running my lights. I only light the room I'm in and I usually use dimmed settings unless I'm reading and then I only use one reading lamp on high.

    BTW Unless you're running all the lights in your house for 8 hours a day, lighting is not what what accounts for the bulk of an electric bill. You'd be better off upgrading your fridge, range,water heater, washer, dryer and Ac units.
     
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