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Old 11-09-2010, 09:36 PM   #1336
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Dorf Dude! WOW! I stumbled across your project last week and just finished going thru the entire thing last nite around 11:00. What a job! I have to salute your determination and perseverance. You stuck to your vision despite the naysayers, and the budgetary constraints. Your home is outstanding! You have a real good 'art chip' in that noggin of yours. You did a good job of keeping the existing and traditional while bringing in the modern. And the sandstone wrap on the window holes with the stuccoed interior? Way cool! I also enjoyed the comments from your DIY'er friends. As long as there are smart @ss's in the world there will be hope for humanity. Keep up the good wok. I look forward to seeing what you have planned for the upstairs.
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The lights are from a chain store called Lidl. They were 5.99 each. Here is one guys review. I'm going to try and get more of them. dorf dude...
Lidl Offer Livarno 3W GU10 Spotlight

On 2010/09/02 Lidl had an offer of 5.99 for 3W LED lamps, in various fittings including GU10, Livarno brand (EDI Light GmbH), and claiming ~60lm/W on the box, ie about 180lm total. This lamp certainly seems less bright than the Econic at ~250lm, but the beam angle of 90 of this lamp cf the Econic 25 confounds easy comparisons.
If the lumen values are correct then this Lidl lamp is less good efficiency (ie lm/W) but much better value (lm/)! Both of them however do well in efficiency terms compared to CFL (at least as good) especially given the GU10 fitting.
The light is a pleasant colour, and the multiple (15) emitters/chips make for a less harsh 'point-source' feel.
My daughter preferred this to her current (6000K) bedside lamp, primarily because this illuminates the far end of her bed better given its broader beam; it seems to throw significant useful light beyond the 90 stated, possibly in part because of its slightly domed front.
This comes on quickly, faster than the V3 for example.
Like the Econic, this claims a 25,000 hour life.
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The door is temp because I will add a mud room with about 200sq ft in the spring. The door will be reused. The original door is still mounted inside. dorf dude...
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How much heat do these lights create?

Would they be good to use in a can light that comes in contact with insulation?
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #1340
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How much heat do these lights create?

Would they be good to use in a can light that comes in contact with insulation?
Not very much heat AFAIK as long that product is listed to use in the recessed luminaires.

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DD, was on one of my sojourns around the province, and on the day I thought you would be moved in, pulled over on the almost deserted summit at 6000 feet, and under a clear sky and a "gazillion' stars, next to the snow clad Rockies, I toasted you and your completion, and I swear the stars twinkled a bit brighter!!
Good on you! Why a mud room, are you into "clay" also? Have you generated ideas for your shop yet?
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How much heat do these lights create?

Would they be good to use in a can light that comes in contact with insulation?
No heat to speak of. You can touch them and they are just slightly warm. You can't do that with halogen or compact floresent.
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Yesterday didn't go according to plan. On Wed night I decided to find the ladder with my toe. That's why I bought a battery operated LED night light with motion sensor. I got the driveway light up and that was a disaster too. I have some holes to fill in. It also has a motion sensor. I had some fine tuning to do becase of the trucks driving by setting it off. Here are a couple of pics. dorf dude
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Yesterday didn't go according to plan. On Wed night I decided to find the ladder with my toe.
Ouch and I've been there a few times myself. Last time I ended up on the floor.

With the interior of my home undergoing what seems like constant demolition over the past two years I just can't manage to get everything cleaned up and out of the way every night. The result are accidents waiting to happen.

My solution was the same as yours. I bought 2 battery operated motion lights. No more walking into or onto tools and material I didn't get moved the night before. I also picked up a couple LED plug-in night lights that come on at dusk. Now even the areas that are not under construction get illuminated.
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Yesterday didn't go according to plan. On Wed night I decided to find the ladder with my toe. That's why I bought a battery operated LED night light with motion sensor. I got the driveway light up and that was a disaster too. I have some holes to fill in. It also has a motion sensor. I had some fine tuning to do because of the trucks driving by setting it off. Here are a couple of pics. dorf dude
Shamus has the "Ouch!" part right!

Shame about the holes outside, but that shouldn't be too hard to fix.

Trouble is - it's just one more thing to do.

Hope the toe heals quickly.
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That toe looks broken to me but there really isn't much they do about a broken toe anyway unless it's really bad. Generally keep protective footwear on and prevent re injury.
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It was a very busy weekend. My toe appears to not be broken, getting better. On Sat I cut the opening for the roof window, aufsteigfenster. The instructions got very confusing for the finishing trim ect... I covered the hole and Campbell said he'd be over to finish it on Sun. He has put lots of them in. We have 2 main brands of windows here, Velux and Roto. I will never buy another Velux. The Roto's come way more assembled and much easier to install. Just a word of advice if you were buying one and had a choice. I also got my satelite mount in, dish installed and I now have TV. The pic's don't show the dish, that will be in another edition. The weather here has been so nice, 17C, we were working in t-shirts, unheard of for the middle of Nov in Germany. Here are a few pics of the weekends progress. dorf dude...
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Here are a couple pics of the satelite mount going in. Not enough room in my last post.
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looking good.

Nice to have that roof access...
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It was a very busy weekend. My toe appears to not be broken, getting better. On Sat I cut the opening for the roof window, aufsteigfenster. The instructions got very confusing for the finishing trim ect... I covered the hole and Campbell said he'd be over to finish it on Sun. He has put lots of them in. We have 2 main brands of windows here, Velux and Roto. I will never buy another Velux. The Roto's come way more assembled and much easier to install. Just a word of advice if you were buying one and had a choice. I also got my satellite mount in, dish installed and I now have TV. The pic's don't show the dish, that will be in another edition. The weather here has been so nice, 17C, we were working in t-shirts, unheard of for the middle of Nov in Germany. Here are a few pics of the weekends progress. dorf dude...
I hear you on the Velux. Excellent product, but IMO overpriced and - as you so rightly say - hard to install.

Last time I did skylights, I had 1 opening Velux and 3 brand X's to do. The Velux took longer to install than the other three combined.

17C????? Last year we were discussing temps and it was warmer here than over there. We have snow in the forecast for the latter part of this week! It's 7C here as we speak.

I like that flashing on your satellite mast...is that some sort of rubber or vinyl to match the roof tiles? Or is it a tile made especially for the purpose and then sealed? Looks excellent.
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