LED Lights VS Compact Flurorescent Lights?

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LED Lights VS Compact Flurorescent Lights?

Postby Chenonceau » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:06 am

Can anyone help to detail the relative advantages and disadvantages of LED versus Compact Fluorescent Lights?

Cost
Durability
Consumption

Can LED lights fit into a normal light fixture?

Thanks!!

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Postby Nebbermind » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:28 am

I ever spoke to someone who manufactures LED related things and he said that based on today's technology, the saving of LED vs energy saving fluorescent lighting is not significant.

It still takes a few yrs of use before u can breakeven and if the LED light fails before that, whatever u invested in is gone

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Postby Chenonceau » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:45 am

Thanks lots for responding. I guess I will just forget about LED then.

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Postby Nebbermind » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:28 am

but LED can be used for other purposes...like reading light...or ambience lighting or showcase lighting...they usually run cooler

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Postby chrisu » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:14 am

Look at some of the newly upgraded lift lighted by LED lights. After few days, the light turned pinkish or bluish, and not as bright as initial.

Think electronic ballast with normal tube still better.

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Postby Nebbermind » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:18 am

but for that application it's quite OK since in reality, we don't need the lift to be brightly lit. Also, think most HDB lifts lighting is 24/7 so they can realise their saving faster as long as the LED doesn't fail.

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Postby chrisu » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:53 am

What I meant is when the LED light was used initially in the lift, they were white color but after a while turned pinkish or bluish. If such LED light are use at home, I'm afraid it may be the same.

Nebbermind wrote:but for that application it's quite OK since in reality, we don't need the lift to be brightly lit. Also, think most HDB lifts lighting is 24/7 so they can realise their saving faster as long as the LED doesn't fail.
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Postby Nebbermind » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:37 am

not sure what LED they use but it is possible they using a combination of coloured LED to get white. So when any of the colours 'weakens', the tone will be off.

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Re: LED Lights VS Compact Flurorescent Lights?

Postby JusticeBao » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:54 am

LED is definitely cheaper and better...

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Re: LED Lights VS Compact Flurorescent Lights?

Postby nkthen » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:06 am

Multiple tests has shown that LED lights saves more energy and fluorescent lights, and it is much brighter.

The only downside is that it is expensive to buy and install. But give it a few years, the price should drop.

You can see that LED lights are being used in traffic light, running 24 hours. It's bright and saves costs for LTA.

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