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Anyone use flood/outside lightbulbs in the bathroom?

yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,059 ✭✭✭✭

About 6 months ago my last 100w incandescent light went out (thanks obama). So I bought a pair of 100w "rated" LED lightbulbs from Home Depot for the bathroom. The first one started acting up in very short time. It was kind a lit like 1/2 or 1/4? Dim. So now the second one is acting like the first. Bad lot?

So instead of crapping in near dark I bought another brand of LED lightbulbs from the grocery store. Anyhow I was thinking maybe flood lights? Would be better suited for the steamy room of the condo? I got one of those glass diffuser but the sides are exposed so the flood lights would work? It might be interesting shaving by side lit mirror.


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    Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,567 ✭✭✭✭

    I started using the 100 watt equivalent led bulbs but use the daylight versions a lot brighter than the versions

    I Use then in and out doors no problem

    And LED lights to me anyway listed hours of use are way over rated on how many hours their Good for

    As for your idea i say try it

    Not much to lo lose

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    MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 13,788 ✭✭✭✭

    First: most of what I do in the bathroom can be done in the dark😎.

    My experience with the CFL 100 W equivalent bulbs leads me to believe that they don't like being turned on/off frequently. These bulbs don't seem to last long in fixtures that get the on/off type use. They soon begin to 'quiver' or flicker in use. Might also be a reflection of quality vs low price.

    LED? I'm not sure. I really like LED brake lights and such and don't notice a problem with that use. We just installed 10 wide angle LED lights in the new shop building. WOW, do they work great. How long they work is unknown but at the price, I bought extras for replacements.

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    TANK78ZTANK78Z Member Posts: 1,323 ✭✭✭

    out of necessity I put a used 90watt outdoor floodlight in my shower a couple of years ago, it has been fine till last week I am so pleased with it that I replaced it with a new one of the same wattage and brand, I think it gives off PLENTY of light and is somewhere between a normal 100 watt lamp/reading warm light and the equivalent 100 watt rated led in daylight color, so more than sufficient .

    As to Mobucks's comment above, I also love led auto brake lights, my 2019 Mustang GT's brake lights are almost blinding when activated at night, and no one behind me could ever say they did not see them come on even if several hundred feet behind and in bright sunlight!

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    dunbarboyzdunbarboyz Member Posts: 2,182 ✭✭✭✭

    LED lights strobe if voltage fluctuates. The bulb might not be your problem.

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    Lady Rae Lady Rae Member Posts: 1,981 ✭✭✭✭

    I also tried to buy 'regular' light bulbs on Amazon.... They were as bad as gun dealers that won't ship to Commiforina...

    "Independence Now, Independence Forever."

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    yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,059 ✭✭✭✭

    Mobuck  - You sit to pee or is your Chinese name Hung Lo?

    I know the CFL needs time to warm up. It gets a wee bit brighter after it's been on for a bit. I also remembered CFL don't like damp? So that was another reason I went with "sealed" LED for the bathroom.

    I'm not going to spend $50 on a LED shop light for the bathroom. I thought about doing that over on the dining room/gun table so I can see mo' betta.

    TANK78Z  - Good to know that they last about the same as a incandescent lights of the past. In your install is that ceiling to floor or side to side to light the wall?

    dunbarboyz  - It doesn't flicker. It's dim like it's not "100W" and more like 20W?

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