Damnthematrix Hatfield wrote:Everything around you is made with oil. We hit Peak oil sometime in 2006. PO means inability to grow the economy, which means inability to repay debts, which means collapse of capitalism which means you will be on your own.
Jerry Ward wrote:In my somewhat dated, non-current opinion I don't think we will see the real gains in LED lighting until we stop trying to make them fit into an incandescent socket. This is somewhat like the square peg - round hole analogy in that in trying to make them backward compatible we are not taking advantage of the LED's potential. This is why flashlights converted so well to LED, the power source (1.5V batteries) is very close the input required by the LED. When we try to make something that fits into a 120V socket we have to embed a voltage converter into the LED "light bulb" and this voltage converter generates heat and wastes some power.
In my case I'm building a new house and want some general low level lighting in my great room. If I knew a little more about what I'm doing I could have one transformer and run several lights off of it. However I would have to be concerned with the phantom load of the transformer and actually switch it off.
Vincent Alexander wrote:I guess my contribution to this topic would be to ask... "what are the best natural alternatives to light bulbs for use indoors?"
All this research about lightbulbs is making me want to do away with electric light bulbs all together and start wearing a candle on my forehead... or sumthin.. Solutions?