Friday, October 28, 2016
I moved the LED bulbs from Dollar Treeto simple on/off lamps. No issues there. I then made a list of all of the table lamps in the house, figuring out which were simple on/off (used more DT LED's there) and how many 3-way or timer lights we have. I was at Aldi today, and carefully read the package of their LED's; no caution about timers or 3 ways.t I did invest $3.49/bulb, but I figure that this is cheaper than what I recall Target and other retailers offering LEDs up for.
So in the end, for simple on/off lamps, I saved considerably.
For 3 ways/timer lights, the investment is more than triple that. Meanwhile, a box of CFL's is accumulating. I hate to just offer them up, figure that we'll use them in the ceiling lights just to use them up. I tend to use table lamps over the ceiling lights here, especially as the switch for the ceiling lights turns on 6 bulbs (I kid you not!) in each of the bedrooms, the lower level den, and kitchen, then the LR/Dining room is divided into "zones" of overhead can lights in sets of 4. I did just that in the kitchen of our last rental, vs buying flood lights.
There is a hidious, in our opinion, dining room fixture that currently has 4, 60 watt bulbs. We rarely eat there, prefering the kitchen. Each of the bathrooms has either 1 or 2 fixtures, each requiring 2 bulbs. They all appear to be using 2, 40 watt bulbs. There are also ceiling exhaust fans with lights (cfls-we had to replace burnt bulbs) as well as separate ceiling light fixtures over 2 of the showers, and the separate tub. Again, we had replaced burnt bulbs with CFL's on hand/already owned. My walk in closet has a 4 count, 40 watt ceillng fixture. There is one stoop light, and one back pation light-both still contain standard, 40 watt bulbs. The 2 ceiling lights in the garage, and the door opener already have CFL's. There is a suspended from a chain light fixture in the front entry, but I can't tell what type of bulb is in there.
My ultimate aim/goal, is to completely switch over to LED's for energy conservation as well as astetics.
For those interested, and clients of Eversource: here's a link to the Eversource catelog to buy LED's from them: Smart Living catelog for LED's