[vcf-midatlantic] OT: LED lights

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Thu Mar 10 11:33:34 EST 2016

>> Besides, if this is for VCFed, wouldn't they be
>> tax deductions for operating expenses?
> Don't know what the power payment situation is with InfoAge, but we figured out that in a year, it's typically not worthwhile to own anything other than LED bulbs, even if CFLs were *free*. That is of course for our power supplier (National Grid/NiMo in upstate NY at the time) and usage. This was with buying Cree replacements for screw-in bulbs. Didn't run the numbers on tube lights.

VCF pays $1/yr. rent and we always donate extra from from our events.

I don't know how much the mothership electric bill is each month.

I do know there are a lot of inefficiencies. Lack of insulation, 
old-fashioned lighting everywhere, etc.

For the record, a while ago we began replacing the incandescent bulbs in 
our warehouse with CF bulbs. It probably does not make much difference, 
considering that we are in the warehouse for at most an hour or two per 

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