The future of lighting?

George Farmer

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Sep 6, 2006
Stamford, Lincs, UK
I know there's some US LED models but here in the UK these are now coming out.

I wonder if they'll take off? I hear from the main investor (I bumped into him in my LFS) that the starting price is around £800. When you consider the MH equivalent is around half that I imagine that will be a stumbling block.

Something for the future perhaps, especially for the more ecologically minded.

Tom Barr

Staff member
Jan 23, 2005
It'll be awhile before the cost drop, many have talked about this in the past.
There was a neat solar tube that sat on top of ther house that focused light into the tank via fiber optics. It was 3k$.

PC lighting was very high initially, same with T5, these prices are coming/have come down a lot.

Cars are the same way, dealer gouging is very common with the new nice sporty ones etc.

BMW is coming out with a H2 fuel 7 series that will do 184 mph.
Not cheap either:)

But the prices will drop there as well and same for Electrics, they will get much better and faster.

Tom Barr