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Old 03-24-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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Our fridge had 2 50w LED bulbs....translation, every time you opened the door, we effectively had a 100w heat source in

This is the view with the incandescent bulbs



Here is one of the LED bulbs.....it's a 40w equiv



And the view with the LED bulbs in



The cell phone takes crappy pics...with the auto exposure it's hard to judge the difference....by my estimate with my uncalibrated eyes, it's at most 10% less light....

But....going from 100w to about 8w (4w x 3), not hard to justify....the savings is not in the bulb electricity but rather the reduced heat load on the fridge......

Now, if I can just get the kids to not stand in front of the fridge with the doors open waiting for something to jump out at them.

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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cool! (ba-dump-bump).

Where did you get the bulbs from?

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Old 03-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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How long is that frig open that the lamps could produce any appreciable heat?
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You spent how much for one light builb, to save how much?
100 watt bulb in a ref. bet it not rated to use even close to that high a wattage.
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I'm interested in LED appliance bulbs... we have a tendency to use the over-range microwave lights as counter-lighting / night lights in our kitchen, so this got my interest.
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I would think leaving the door open long enough for the lamps to have an affect on the temperature would be less of a concern than the rise in temperature simply from having the door open.
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Way to go! I'm sold LED is the way to go and I've been slowly replacing all our lights to LED, which is tough in an old house with mostly candelabra bulbs.
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Way to go! I'm sold LED is the way to go and I've been slowly replacing all our lights to LED, which is tough in an old house with mostly candelabra bulbs.
They sell LED candelabra lamps...
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I doubt you'll ever get your money back by swapping out to LED, not yet anyway... the price of the lamps is too outrageous.
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cool! (ba-dump-bump).

Where did you get the bulbs from?
SuperBrightLEDs.....they were $14 ea

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I would think leaving the door open long enough for the lamps to have an affect on the temperature would be less of a concern than the rise in temperature simply from having the door open.
The fridge is the LG hybrid French door model....French doors at top...freezer on the bottom....love the thing....but....we had an issue about 2 years ago where the light relay stuck....and the lights stayed on...the heat from the bulbs was melting the butter that was near by....the controller board was replaced under warranty....but.....if it happens again?

There is also the issue of kids...kids who do not make sure the doors are closed all the way...all too often we walk into the kitchen to hear the beep beep of the fridge indicating that one of the doors is not fully closed....because it shuts off the circulating fan when the door is ajar, it's not moving air around....but those 2 50w bulbs are on generating 341 BTU's of heat.....vs 27 BTU's for the LED bulbs.

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I doubt you'll ever get your money back by swapping out to LED, not yet anyway... the price of the lamps is too outrageous.
At $14 ea....assuming the two 50w incandescent bulbs were close to the end of their life...these cost me about $12 more than replacement incandescent bulbs.....will last about 20x longer....so....when the fridge dies....I can use the bulbs elsewhere........(new fridge will most likely already have LED's).....

So...yea, the payback might take awhile....but I will stress less when the kids are standing there with the doors open...or don't close them properly....
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I love led bulbs. Energy saved is energy saved. Who cares trying to get your 14 dollars back. My wife just spent 36 dollars on a butter holder. I have never had a problem with the paper they came in.
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Not one beer in that fridge? That is a disgrace! LOL...............
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Not one beer in that fridge? That is a disgrace! LOL...............
They were in the door.....what was left that is....

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