Anyone use a single LED "bulb"......

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  1. John Earley

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    In their enlarger? I recently tried this Feit 14w (60w) LED
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00F0SR6G8/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?pc_redir=C
    in my Beseler 23C ll condenser enlarger. I used Ilford Multigrade RC paper and Ilford filters and a quick test provided good results. The "bulb" is rated at 3000k and with several split filter prints I was able to get the tonal range I was looking for. Once my computer is repaired I'll post scans of my prints.

    My LED was $19.99 at Lowes.
     
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    Tried it once, but all I got was uneven lighting. Switched back to a diffuser color head.
     
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    This is the second "bulb" I tried and the lighting is very even on this one. Not so on the first one.
     
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    dodo bird

    with incandescents going the way of the dodo bird, (at minimum, they are "politically incorrect"), i'll give it a try... :D
     
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    I have had a good experience using the Cree bulbs sold at the Home Depot -
     
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    I'm curious what format on which you use the Cree.
     
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    I am using 6 bulbs in an 8x10 head.