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C9 Led Warm White Vs C9 Incandescent Warm White

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i love the look of the traditional incandescent c9 light bulbs and i was wondering since there are more led lights every year if the warm white LEDs are just as bright as the traditional ones. my fear is that in a few years incandescent lights aren't avaiable anymore. maybe someone has a pic of the traditional c9 next to the LED c9 warm white bulbs?

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It's a different type of light. The LED is throwing it all forward. So the bulbs typically have facets to disperse the light. It's less about brightness and more about the look you are going for when it comes to LED vs incandescent C9 bulbs. 

 

I'll have to see if I can dig up an incandescent C9 and string come up to compare. 

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I can sell you lots of clear c9 bulbs incandescently. Going all LED this year

i wish i could buy them my friend, but i live in The Netherlands and here there are also more and more leds every year. I do wonder why you're going to switch to all LED. don't you prefer thelook of incandescent lights?

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i wish i could buy them my friend, but i live in The Netherlands and here there are also more and more leds every year. I do wonder why you're going to switch to all LED. don't you prefer thelook of incandescent lights?

We all have our own tastes and opinions as to what we like but the C9 Retrofit bulbs have 5 LED's in them so the brightness does come thru those bulbs and the warm white really are close in color temperature to the incans.

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It is not just Christmas lights. Incandescent house lights are slowly being phased out as well. It is all about saving energy.

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It is not just Christmas lights. Incandescent house lights are slowly being phased out as well. It is all about saving energy.

It's like a double edged sword....Some people think there saving money.......Maybe on the initial purchase, BUT then they pay the electric company over & over for all the power they consume.

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Hi Kerstman,

 

I live in Belgium and buy lots of leds and incandescent in china and usa. For incandescent i buy thru ebay at cloutlet. His prices are descent and he only charges the actual shipping. He has C9 incandescent and led. Maybe you should check him out? If you want some more info, just drop me an email on [email protected] ;)

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