Finally joining the ex Luddites
We have wired the house with a cell phone booster so we can finally use our phones at home. Good bye Landlines.
And, continuing our journey to modernity, we replaced most of our incandescent bulbs in the house with LEDs. The difference is astounding. So much brighter and much less heat. So, we’ve decided to replace our aging florescent shop lights (4 each 8’ double tube) with LEDs. Our aging eyes need MORE LIGHT. I often cannot find my pencil marks, let alone a knife scribed line.
Customer reviews of the units we're contemplating claim a 40 – 50% increase in light, no buzzing, instant on and a 50%+ decrease in power usage. Some commercial users anticipate that they will pay for themselves in a few years. But, those are 24/7 operations.
The company, a U.S. manufacturer…Hyperikon…claims a 45000 hour life. Likely, more than I’ll ever need.
They don’t use a ballast, so some re wiring will be necessary. Can’t take the fixtures down, so some ladder time is in the offing. Hope the old legs and hips hold out.
As soon as the next chair and ottoman is done, we’ll do the deed. At about that time, Phyl is having surgery to replace a shoulder so, it looks like I’ll be on my own. Well, me and the dogs.
'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton
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