I thought the idea of LED is, that the light bulb has a very long life and uses very little electricity.
I have not invested in full LED lighting but tried the LED bulbs, you screw in your normal sockets and I have to replace them pretty frequently.
They also tend to lose a lot of their performance over time.
Specifically, I have had something like that in my house:
But I have also tried a lot of other bulbs, some of which were LED. I always have the same problems with all new school bulbs:
- When you switch the light on, it takes time to reach its full brightness (this problem seems to occur less in recent times)
- The light gradually loses its brightness, which is maddening and forces you to replace the bulb, before its broken. The maddening part is, that it is never the same level of brightness, you are either on a continuous progress to less bright, or make a big jump in brightness when you replace the bulb.
- They cost a ton of money. I could live with that if they'd perform better.
- They never seem to achieve the warm light of a 100W old school bulb, even if you buy the expensive stuff.
So, what am I doing wrong here? Do I have wrong expectations or am I buying the wrong equipment?