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The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

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    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    So... update on this post.

    On the advice of a few folks on here, I tried putting the GE LED back on a dimming circuit without any other bulbs. As postulated, without other bulbs on the circuit, it no longer hummed.

    I noted that both of the original bulbs I tested were brighter than I needed, and so in the interests of saving money and with the GE now maybe back in contention, I took a chance and bought three of the 10W GE bulbs from Sam's Club. I have one three-light circuit above our kitchen peninsula and I installed them there last night.

    A perfect result. These are the right intensity, the color is perfect. They don't orange-out when dimmed - really they hold their color temp, which isn't what I'm used to, but certainly couldn't be called a defect. If anything, the "oranging" is a peculiarity of incandescent. They dimmed quite well. I am rather satisfied, for $25/bulb.

    Provided nothing goes wrong in the next couple of days, I will replace the remaining six bulbs in the kitchen with these identical bulbs. The original two experimental bulbs will be moved to other locations in the house.

    Of course, the risk I take is that these somehow don't make it through years of use, as promised. But there's no way to tell that for now. Given the price, I'll be less upset if they do blow up than if I went with the Philips and they blew up. Who's to tell how that risk will pan out.
     


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    SkinnyGoomba Stylish Dinosaur

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    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^Thanks for the test results. Very interesting. You should save a lot of energy.
     


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    Are any of the eames lounge chair rip offs decent? I can't afford the real thing :( Is there a dedicated furniture thread that i haven't found?
     


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    Took some pics of the new place. Feel free to give ideas. We're going to get rid of the leaded glass. [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]
     


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    Property line goes right up to her house. Literally like one ft from her wall. [​IMG]
     


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    why get rid of the leaded glass?

    nice place, congrats.
     


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    Lake view [​IMG]
     


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    my jaw dropped. nice place
     


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    Big front yard, small back yard [​IMG]
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    My thoughts exactly. Nice place, why get rid of part of the character?
     


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    The front door and foyer area, I think it looks 80s. The cross hatch stuff, what ever it's called, I like we'll keep that.
     


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    Very nice and what a great lake view!

    My 2 cents

    keep the leaded windows
    put the money into updating your kitchen and appliances ASAP. You use those everyday and it will update the house.
    I don't think changing the windows will make that big of a difference really.

    Get a row boat :D
     


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