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Old 08-27-2008, 02:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I work in the electronics industry. Their longevity is directly proportional to how far away from China they are made. Don't blame the LED, it is most likely the shoddy solder connection it or the shoddy components used to drive it.
Hee hee hee, that must have been what happened to me. I still have it, so maybe I'll crack it open and see if I can solder it back together.

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Old 08-29-2008, 02:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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VHS tapes??? *Puts head in hands*

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Ben, Ben, Ben.

What century is this?

I was pointing out how ODD it was that I had to buy tapes. They are actually for use in a hi-band (S-VHS) format video recorder at a local municipal access cable tv station.

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Old 08-30-2008, 05:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I bought LED accent light a few weeks back and it is just too blue, and too dim for anything. I've tried it in a number of sockets and rooms. Just not happy. But it fits where CFLs don't...
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The weirdest thing about your purchase, Ben, was that you bought an American product at Wal-Mart! I didn't know that was possible!
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I bought LED accent light a few weeks back and it is just too blue, and too dim for anything.
I was really suprised at how bright and NOT blue this one is.

I think it's a big part of consumer acceptance, having it just the right color and brightness. I really thing this one is pretty good.
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I am going to check on these tomorrow would make it so I charge my battery for free then. Just by displacing the cost of running 2 of these compared to the others I have now.
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I seem to be very sensitive to lighting color. Mismatched lighting color also sets off whther I think a room is bright enough. Drives me nuts to walk into a room and see three or so different colors of light. Especially the CFLs. I think my wife thinks I'm crazy because I bought three boxes of CFLs and went through the house till they sort of matched in each room. I'll try another LED or two, but expect to have to wait a little while longer for their colors to even out and be more bright.

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I was really suprised at how bright and NOT blue this one is.

I think it's a big part of consumer acceptance, having it just the right color and brightness. I really thing this one is pretty good.
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Hiya,

I looked in one of the local WalMarts for these LED bulbs and could not find them. And the one salesperson who I snagged couldn't help me either. And, a search of WalMart.com comes up empty.

Is this an item that an individual store would have in stock, but not the chain?
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I don't know exactly how the "chain vs individual store" thing works.

The search feature on Wal-mart.com is terrible! I have never been able to find anything through that.

I was just extremely pleased to find non-overpriced, super-energy-efficient bulbs at a store for the everyman!

Keep your eyes out. I am hoping that this means other stores will start carrying them soon too.

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