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Purchasing Green Lighting

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I've been looking into installing some new LED strip lights into my home office, but not really sure about the best way to go about buying them. I've explored a number of third party sites, such as Slickdeals, Go Green LED Bulbs and Alibaba, but wanted to get first hand experience first before I take the plunge. 

Would greatly appreciate your tips and advice, thanks!

It doesn't get any better (post #206173, reply #1 of 16)

It doesn't get any better than this.


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OK OK... Lets break this post (post #206173, reply #2 of 16)

OK OK... Lets break this post down and talk about why this is spam.

He opens with "Installing", but ends with "buying them".  Nice little "bait" and "switch"!  Subtly changes the topic from an installation question - which hooks us - to a marketing question.  That took at LEAST 4 years of marketing school to pull off!

But here's the tell... YTF would you put LED strip lights into your home office?  Aren't there about 6000 other lighting choices available - that are cheaper and more established?  OH WAIT, it's about LIFESTYLE.  Nothing says Unhappy Hipster like LED Lighting in your Home Office!  That means it will be in Dwell Magazine for sure!

 

OK, now we'll get to the more OBVIOUS tell... he explains that he has "explored" (again - it takes 4 years of marketing school to come up with those words in that order, you can't cheap out and just get a 2 year degree) other "3rd party sites"...  uh-oh... Sorry.  Saying "3rd party" means that 4 year marketing degree you got was obviously from a 2nd rate state school.  If this was an Ivy Leaguer here, the wording would have been "shopping sites".  But if it were anyone else who was just looking for deals on LED lights, you wouldn't give a ratz azz where the links came from, you would only care what the DESTINATION was.

 

So hey Noob Sapmmer, yet me help you with your Google PageRank!

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Ahhh, there.  You know your hipster clientel likes irony right?  They'll LOVE this!

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And don't you love his screen (post #206173, reply #3 of 16)

And don't you love his screen name??


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

gogreenLEDbulbs.com clubs (post #206173, reply #8 of 16)

gogreenLEDbulbs.com clubs baby seals

Oh, the horror of it.

BTW, the bulbs are totally unsuitable for clubbing baby seals, there is not enough mass to them to be effective.

Why do you think LED's are (post #206173, reply #4 of 16)

Why do you think LED's are "Green?" On the first web site you mentioned a 15 watt light is $55.00 plus shipping. A 15 watt incandescent bulb might  last several thousand hours and would costs a buck or so. A CFL might cost $5.00 and will last 10,000 hours, a much better deal than an LED. Also, even though the LEd fixture may have a 50,000 hour life all that means is that the last diode in the fixture dies about then. Of course by that time a match would be giving more light. I like the idea of LED bulbs but I don't think they're ready for prime time yet. And they sure aren't "green."

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Florida, you can buy a 60W (post #206173, reply #7 of 16)

Florida, you can buy a 60W LED lamp for under $25.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Not on the website he's (post #206173, reply #9 of 16)

Not on the website he's spamming us with.

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Green Lighting (post #206173, reply #5 of 16)

Green lights canbe used in house. It is an idea to design your house. It will give a different look to your house. the actual paint will look different.

 

 

Somebody removed my spam link of which I am sorry for including in the first place.

I just figured it would make sense of what I had already written..............................

Buy roofing from this guy and (post #206173, reply #6 of 16)

Buy roofing from this guy and your ceiling will turn green.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

  While purchasing LED (post #206173, reply #10 of 16)

 

While purchasing LED light look out for LED lamps which can be combined with sensor control technology; this can produce an energy saving of 90% over conventional halogen lights. It also have far longer life spans (up to 50,000 hrs.) than the halogen or filament bulbs.

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This is pitiful (post #206173, reply #11 of 16)

This thread is a sad comentary on what this discussion board has evolved into.  We used to have meaning ful discussion here at this site, exchanges of strong opinions, often backed up by years of experience and thought.

I open the first thread in "Green Building" and read a bunch of crap like this?

Maybe you are quite vocal about how this site has gone downhill.  Maybe even make snarky comments about the current software?  Look in the mirror.  Do you think any thinking person is interested in reading, or getting involved in a discussion like this one?

You guys are a big part of the demise of this site.

 

Well, welcome back Jim! In (post #206173, reply #12 of 16)

Well, welcome back Jim!

In case you haven't noticed, we are fighting drive by spammers now the only way we can - by badmouthing the products they link to, hopefully to the point where a result that pulls them up will pull us up too.

Stella posted some good info into a spam thread... kind of ironic - we're trying to kill it and she brings it back and polishes it a little.

We always welcome the better way of doing things here, and I'm not [CUTE LITTLE PUPPY]in about the software.  We've even started working out how we incorporate people who want to talk about their own products here so they don't come off as spammers.  I can think of two or three - including Owens Corning - who came here initially in Spam mode and ended up taking our suggestions and changing into good forum citizens.

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Unfortunately, spammers seem (post #206173, reply #13 of 16)

Unfortunately, spammers seem to be able to post more readily that "real" people, without running afoul of the "anti-spam" controls.  If TPTB would simply pay attention to the "INAPPROPRIATE" flags things would be a lot better.

As it is, we do what we can on our own to combat spam.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Check at Amazon (post #206173, reply #14 of 16)

Why have you not checked out at Amazon. I'm sure you will get them there.

gloria (post #206173, reply #15 of 16)

Did you not pick up on the fact that this is a spam posting wanting you to go buy green lights at the posters link?

Read the thread, you'll get the idea.

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