LED light development
Thanks to Davidr for your informative posting and for the link to Don's amazing web page http://members.misty.com/don/light.html
We are just about to start a remodel of our kitchen and want to "do the right thing" in lighting, so we looked at LED recessed can lights at a local "green building supply" retailer. In contrast to postings on this forum, we found a warm light fixture in the retailer's showroom that looked really bright! Could it be true that the technology has succeeded?! Of course, the sticker shock
factor on the price was definitely there. The lights
I am referring to are part of a lighting group called
"Enbryten LED Lighting" manufactured by a company by
the name of Permlight. Here's a link for your
As Don pointed out in his site, the manufacturer describes brightness as a comparison to incandescent bulb equivalent output rather than using lumens. We are trying to grasp what this will mean in reality as we are by no means lighting experts. Anybody familiar with this light or any LED products that would sufficiently light a kitchen while saving energy? We are also thinking of using an "instant-on" type of CFL for pendants over the center island. Another thing we saw with our own eyes (my DW is about to kill me for putting a CFL over the computer desk. She says it takes forever to get bright enough).