Light Bulbs used in home

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Old 10-05-19, 08:31 AM
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Light Bulbs used in home

After reading about the dangers of Halogen light bulbs and the poor quality of incandescent light bulbs what other options are there for lamps?
 
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Old 10-05-19, 08:33 AM
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It's hard to find incandescent bulbs now days. I've never had an issue with halogen bulbs in a fixture [need to be sized correctly]. Florescent bulbs are an option but most are switching to LED.
 
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Old 10-05-19, 09:58 AM
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Almost all technologies other than LED (incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, quartz...) are on their way out. That makes LED the top pick for almost any/all lighting needs.
 
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Old 10-06-19, 05:26 AM
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What do you mean by dangers of halogen light bulbs?

As stated above LED's are the wave of the future. However, incandescent they may have a resurgence since the current administration has relaxed rules on light bulb manufacturing.

LED bulbs have many advantages. Less power required is the most important and longevity as compared to incandescent.
 
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Old 10-06-19, 11:11 AM
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What do you mean by dangers of halogen light bulbs?
They get awful hot so that may be what OP is expressing.

I agree, LED's are going to be the future, however I still use incandescent bulbs in all our walk in closets/pantries.

They are cheap and since they are only on for a few minutes it doesn't make sense to spend $8 per light to switch!
 
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Marq, I have to pretty much agree with you.
 
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The biggest thing I like about LEDs is how cool they run. If you have an open bulb in the closet and a wife like mine that's prone to overload the top shelf, they reduce the risk of fire if something slides partway off of the shelf and makes contact with the bulb. I also like how you can up the wattage in fixtures for brighter lighting.
 
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