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Old 04-08-2015, 08:54 PM
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Yeah. The whole IKEA purchase was not planned. We had 4 LED's from them already and were happy with the color and light output. When we went that day, they were having a huge sale and so we just went crazy. I can already tell you that our bill has decreased by about 20%, and I think that will go down more when I replace the outside lights that are on all night. And even more when we move into the summer months where the wife and I tend to stay up later.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:02 AM
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For me it will probably be my May Bill before I see a real difference, almost everything is changed over now, and yes I also think one of my biggest savings will be the 5 double floods outside that run most of the night too.

Finished the theatre accent lighting over the weekend:

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Remote controlled, RGB & dimmable, I had bought a 20m kit (which came as basically 2 10m kits) and only used one of them, so I've decided to use the other kit for under cabinet lighting in the kitchen, hopefully I can start on that next weekend.
I've got one more project to finish in the theatre room before I'm finally done for a while, I'm putting up some led track light type spots up front, simple install but the box that they're attached to is wired/switched with another box that needs to stay on all the time, so I bought an on/off remote control switch box for it (can't just use a remote controlled light switch) but the wiring seems a little "small" for 110v so I'm going to wire it all together on the concrete floor in my basement using an extension cord and run it for a good long time to make sure nothing gets too hot and works properly before I put in l it in the box in my ceiling.
Once that's done I'm putting the next phase of the theatre project (riser, seating and new sound equipment) on hold for the summer, need to get the car and a shed project done first.
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Got my Screen Spots up this afternoon, 5w led replacements for the halogens.

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Kitchen cabinets are next.
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Finally got the kitchen lighting done, Still have to silicone some of the wiring in place, done in RGB with fade, works great for night lighting just to get around and grab something out of the fridge.

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Old 05-28-2015, 03:56 PM
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If I owned my home, this would be the first thing I did.

But since I don't own my house, I've resorted to temporary mods. Yesterday, I built a couple LED garage lights.

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They are about as bright as one of my T12 bulbs, but significantly more energy efficient. They aren't going to be used to augment my current lights and provide low light for when I need to look at paint correction under different intensities and different color temps of light.
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:46 PM
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Great idea, you can find those housings for little or nothing that don't work.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:35 PM
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true. I hunted for some for a while,but ultimately in the end I just bought some metal flashing (it's actually "drip edge"). It's really thin, really light weight, and the edges are rounded off so it won't cut you. And it was $2.80 for 10ft. haha
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:51 PM
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I've had these LED's sitting around for years. Decided to do something different with them finally. They're actual traffic lights.

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