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Old 12-05-2010, 12:15 AM   #1
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I have been slacking on updating any of my projects as of late(recently have become a dad), but this was too cool for me to pass up posting about. I put in a couple four foot long led tubes, almost 600 leds







It's almost like working in the daylight. I added a extra pantry and some more shelving that I thought I had pics of, I'll have to post those up later

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Old 12-05-2010, 01:07 AM   #2
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LED's are finally coming around. I just wish the price would drop a little more. It was pointed out to me that if we all dropped our energy consumption 50% then the utility companies would not make as much money. They in turn will hike the rates to make up the lost revinews. It seems we can't win. dorf dude...

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so, what kind of cost do you have in those. output? total wattage? expected life?

look like some nice units though.
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looks great man ... should post this up in the organize section i put up :D love the LEDs!
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they have a 5 year warranty, thats under the premise that they'll be on 24/7, at that rate they last me twenty years

These ones are ~16 watts, and are equal to a 40 watt flourescent tube, as for price, not certain as these were some sales samples, I'd guess 60-80 a tube.

People who own office buildings and such would see the biggest benefit, I think if I build a house I'd probably try to incorporate some of these in a soffit or something to light the house, that'd be sweet.
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These ones are ~16 watts, and are equal to a 40 watt flourescent tube, as for price, not certain as these were some sales samples, I'd guess 60-80 a tube.
and you didn't bring enough share? Geez.

Just kidding. Do you work for a supplier or manuf? Trying to avoid getting anybody into problems with spam so don't answer anything you think might. I haven't seen units such as that before. So, manufacturer of the units? Are these market ready or still prototype?

speaking of lighting in a soffit. I'm looking for a better pic but if you look here, this is a chapel in a local hospital. I installed the LED lighting above the soffit you can see in this pic.

http://www.sjmed.com/locations/newho...aithBased.aspx

they are controlled with a system similar to a Magic Eye (and actually might be, just can't remember) The circle is probably 30 diameter. I used units about 1 foot long that had (IIRC) 4 or 5 LEDs (similar in look to the ones in your units) each. They were designed to be plugged into each other with about 6 or 8 inches between them.
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LED's are finally coming around. I just wish the price would drop a little more. It was pointed out to me that if we all dropped our energy consumption 50% then the utility companies would not make as much money. They in turn will hike the rates to make up the lost revinews.
In a truly deregulated market, no. The opposite would happen. When demand goes down, price goes down. The power companies could also reduce supply by lowering their output (which isn't like flipping a switch), but then that's what we're trying to do, right? Energy rates only go up with demand, scarcity, or when the market is too heavily regulated:
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and you didn't bring enough share? Geez.

Just kidding. Do you work for a supplier or manuf? Trying to avoid getting anybody into problems with spam so don't answer anything you think might. I haven't seen units such as that before. So, manufacturer of the units? Are these market ready or still prototype?

speaking of lighting in a soffit. I'm looking for a better pic but if you look here, this is a chapel in a local hospital. I installed the LED lighting above the soffit you can see in this pic.

http://www.sjmed.com/locations/newho...aithBased.aspx

they are controlled with a system similar to a Magic Eye (and actually might be, just can't remember) The circle is probably 30 diameter. I used units about 1 foot long that had (IIRC) 4 or 5 LEDs (similar in look to the ones in your units) each. They were designed to be plugged into each other with about 6 or 8 inches between them.
Those look nice! I got these from a friend who's in the business, he knew my love for leds, so hooked me up when he got a chance. I used something similar to what you're describing with a chain of leds for my deck seating.
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Got some pics of my extra pantry, shoerack and overhead storage, it's kinda messy now:




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