I am assuming that the ninja sabotage was badly botched and, as a result, the wrong machine was targeted.
think a trip to the local AutoZone is in
And, this is with her on a diet!
(Modified in the sense that we put a larger flat surface on which to
place the cat.)
later she is at my side looking up with a sad and worried look on her face. I look over at her dish and the cat is eating out of the
dog's dish. The dog didn't know what to do.
that I found funny. The dog is a 90lb black lab, the cat 12 lbs, but the dog didn't know how to tell the cat to get out of the way.
The problem I see with all these LED and other CFL lamps is, that they never live up to the promised life time. This may be due to our wonky wiring, the guy doing the wires was probably drunk.
We replaced all the halogen lamps in our living room with el cheapo leds (20 lamps for 20€) and they all died within weeks. They were also too dark and the light was some ugly blueish artificial light. Therefore we are back ob halogens which last way longer. And I do not care that they emit heat, since in winter you want it warm and even in summer, our living room is always 10 degrees C under the outside temperature, if we keep the windows shut. So we need the lamps even in summer and the additional heat isn't that bad.
The next bulbs we tried were eco-something-or-other brand, which were about USD$20 at Home Depot. These provided a much whiter light, but they were noisy.
There was an actual hum coming from the bulbs, and there was no way I was going to tolerate that.
I finally got my hands on Philips AmbientLED in the form factor I needed (GU10). These have a warm, rich, incandescent-like glow. They were expensive -- about USD$25 each. I'm really happy with them, and will continue to be happy with them *if* they last. So far it's been about two months. The advertised lifespan is 20 years. I'm sure it'll be somewhere in between, and I'm holding on to the warranty info just in case it isn't.
As far as the ordinary screw-in E27 type bulbs, Philips is the only way to go. The bulbs look really weird but they're the only ones that have a color which is indistinguishable from an incandescent. Of course these are expensive too.
Yes, maybe the expensive ones last longer. Can't say if that would be true for our wiring here. But if 25$ lamps only last one year...
Another concern I have is that powersaving or not, their production has some ugly deformed ecological footprint considered to the footprint of normal bulbs. Maybe I will try one of those Philips things.
Admittedly I'm taking a gamble; I don't know whether those USD$25 bulbs are going to last 20 years.
energy consumption. clean manufacture has
never been an issue.