Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Behind the scenes: Let there be light!
As Americans go I was a pretty early adopter of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in the range of 2002 or so. I loved their electrical efficiency and low heat output, and I use them to this day in my studio. Everywhere else, though, I now use LEDs, including my LEGO city room! With a little over 120 watts of actual electricity in use (equivalent to two run-of-the-mill old incandescent bulbs), high-quality LED floodlights light the entire city with lumens to spare! The bonus pic below of hospital staff & patrons was taken on an ordinary cel phone late at night. LEDs still cost a small fortune up front, but they pay for themselves very quickly in total energy savings, plus you generally don't need to replace them for many years!