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offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-10-06 07:39 [#02630415]
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the cellar..
why is it necessary to install a 1,5m LED light EVERYWHERE?
for 100 years a single 40 to 60 watt bulb was perfectly
yesterday the landlord had some electrician replace all
sockets with 1,5m LEDs instead of just replacing that one
burnt out old fashioned lightbulb.
now i have to put on welder goggles to save my eyesight and
hurry to not get a sunburn when i fetch something from the

there should be safety restrictions how bright a light is
allowed to be, but i cannot find any online. cellar is now
bright as diving into the sun head first. its even worse
than the staircase now, which took some time getting used


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-10-06 08:25 [#02630416]
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oh, similar rant for... fucking auto-adaptive halogen
hi-beams [during daytime!] and it's like "they auto-detect
cars so as not to blind people" and if your car headlines
feel blindingly bright to a pedestrian at the blinding peak
of a sunny day at 3pm something has been overdone here


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-10-07 10:06 [#02630438]
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yes, clearly on the same page for that one!


offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-10-08 00:16 [#02630448]
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Putting on welding goggles to go into the basement in
Germany somehow feels very Rammstein.

Or Buffalo Bill in silence of the lambs


offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-10-08 00:20 [#02630450]
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I don't like the concept of regulating lightning in indoor
spaces in a private residence. Vote No here.

But motherfuck some of these hi beams on these cars in 2023.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-10-08 04:53 [#02630453]
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the sale of normal incandescent bulbs was recently banned,
which is, i have to say, kind of like: fuck you. i vastly
preferred the warmer tones. the three-stage dimmer lamp i
use to heat up mostly cooked vape carts. so i'm inventorying
the bulbs i have left and i find one i assumed was
incandescent is actually... a bluetooth-enabled smartbulb? i
got this lamp off the curb and i've had this shit in my
house for months and i didn't even know. and i thought it
was incandescent. explains why it never heated carts well.
but end conclusion is: 1) i think i need to take a deep
breath there are LED bulbs worth a shit out there 2) this
smart home shit is out of control, i get a lamp off the curb
and someone could have hacked the light bulb for months

re: "smart" car headlights: cost! like, yes, let's take
something that only cost a hundred quid or two to replace
and turn it into some poorly thot-out component that costs
thousands to replace. and can be nudged aside to steal a
prius with a modified USB stick [fixed now, but really real]


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-10-08 05:02 [#02630454]
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is rivian a thing anywhere to anyone? if those trucks get so
much as hit with a golf ball it costs $50k to fix. if any
electric car is so much as hit with a golf ball they replace
the entire battery array because they've no way to know if
not doing so will lead to catastrophic explosion, even if
they actually know how the fuck to work with this particular
model of EV. there's a giddy trend of turning the
now-capable in-dash computers into personal data hoovering
assfuck. then the car is legally required to have $5k of
backup camera hardware that beeps and slams on the brakes
and gives you whiplash as you try to back out of a garage
that is somewhat small

~ adds '* i miss incandescent bulbs' a few pages after '*
i miss my 92 civic terribly' ~


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-10-08 05:06 [#02630455]
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offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-10-08 10:30 [#02630465]
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not missing the old bulbs at all,
there is lots of models around that look and feel exactly
the same,
which have no brains at all and save plenty of €´s,
due to using only 2-5w instead of 40-60w.
the old bulbs have been banned for good like ten to fifteen
years ago over here and can still be found occasionally in
old stocks and after a few early hiccups with toxic (waste)
lamps and costy, slow starting lamps
(that however did amortise) it turned out just fine.
real improvement. welcome change.


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