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Subject:Lighting update
Time:10:31 pm
I had Amazon send me two American DJ Par 38 cans, which arrived today. I also stopped at Home Depot and picked up one Phillips 18W Par 38 LED bulb. I screwed the two lights to a board that I had sitting around my loft, replaced one of the stock bulbs with the LED one, and then stuck them over my kitchen.

The preliminary verdict: Yes! The LED bulb is fabulous. It throws a bright light, both in color temperature and in overall output. At $35/bulb it's expensive, but the bulb is rated to last for a couple of decades. I like being able to aim the lights wherever I want them.

In order to do this well, I'll have to rewire the light socket into an outlet, but that's not the end of the world.
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Time:2012-09-06 03:49 pm (UTC)
I put an LED Can in one of my basement slots as an experiment. I loved the light, but it died after only a year. It's on a bank of dim-able bulbs which we often dim for watching movies, etc. I don't know if the partial current killed it or not, but I was not impressed with the longevity.

So the moral is, if you use a dimmer on that socket, beware.
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