FINALLY! Halleluriah! HIP HIP HOORAY!
Finally, LED technology has caught up to what I have been jonesing for…a 100 watt everyday use bulb, baby!
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May I present the bulb that occupies our house in a few lamps: Feit Electric Omni Directional 100w LED Dimmable
- Full Range Dimming
- Lasts Over 22 Years
- Instant On – Full Brightness
- Soft White 2700 K
- 25000 Hour Life
- Mercury Free
As soon as I knew the old-school light bulbs, the only ones I had known my entire life, were being phased out, I stocked up on those badboys. 100w, in particular. What can I say? I likes me a bright room.
Within the last few weeks, much to my dismay, I had used my last prized bulb. You know what that means: I had to find a suitable replacement for my incandescents.
Many folks had started replacing their fazed-out incandescent light bulbs with CFLs. I can’t tell you how much I hate those bulbs. I refused to buy any of them. Hideous creatures that need a warm-up moment before they become fully bright. Some may contain mercury and are a hazardous waste material should they break. PEOPLE! We’re living in the 21st Century! Light bulb technology should be better than this. If I turn on a light, I expect there to be light instantly, and you shouldn’t have to worry if your broken bulb is going to poison you. The replacement should be as good or better than what you’re using and the whole CFL thing just irked me.
I remember lamenting to Garry about it. He remembers my relentless lamenting (fine, he called it unending complaining). I wanted, nay, DEMANDED!, a better replacement than CFLs. Why oh why wasn’t someone figuring out this problem?!
I knew LEDs would be a perfect solution for my needs. I had noticed there were some on the market, but the wattage was smaller than I needed. The highest I could find at an affordable price was 60w. That wouldn’t cut it in my house. OMT neeeeds the light!
Then, just as I thought I was doomed (yeah, Dramatics 101), I found the Feit 100w LED bulb that was usable in lamps and did a happy dance! No really, I did.
The bulb switches instantly on and is as bright and crisp a light as any 100w incandescent I’ve ever used. They’re a bit bulkier, but once installed I haven’t even noticed them.
The price is still a bit high, but as folks start finding them, as soon as they become more popular, and they will, the price will go down. Just as an example, I bought a 60w LED about a year ago for about $12 and now you can get a three pack of the same bulbs for about $10. Momma likey!
As our incandescents fail, we’ll slowly replace each one with an LED light bulb. And I’ll do a happy dance each time. So. Happy.
Now you can too!
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