I recently hung a five-tier chandelier that we had in storage.
The 8X 60W candelabra-based incandescent lamps pulled 480W at full-up and were blinding.
Dimmed they were orange and had carbon deposits inside the glass.
Some were the original Sears lamps.
In the summer this thing is the space heater you don't want on.
I found some "40W" 350 lumen Cree LEDs at Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cree-TW-Seri ... /205891854
The dimmable Cree B13 use only 5W at full-up so the entire fixture when set to "blinding" brightness only pulls 40W.
Being a cave-dweller and sensitive to light I usually run them dimmed.
They are beautiful with a much cleaner 2700K even at low levels.
This led to an incandescent search and replace mission over the last few months.
Having replaced all the outdoor security and inside residential lighting with LEDs it was time to go after the less obvious wattage hogs and more obscure bulb shapes.
I replaced the two refrigerators 40W with clear LEDs.
Those were easy (using Feit Electric) and so far no complaints from the LED in the freezer.
Though their duty factor is low and the power savings nill the incandescents over time get really dim.
The LEDs brightened up the 'fridge with a crisp white light.
The vent hood's 2X 35W Halogen were big current hogs. (And blinding.)
It took me forever but I finally found some "MR-16" "LR-16" E27 5W LEDs with a short neck: http://www.ecolocityled.com/product/led ... ight_bulbs
EcoCity has great customer service, the lamps look great, and aren't as harsh as the Halogens they replaced.
My next experiment are the "ping pong" S11's used in an antique pole lamp: http://www.lightbulbsdirect.com/CTGY/LEDS11.html
Light Bulbs Direct looks to be a really good source for a lot of different lamps including vintage electronic miniature lamps: http://www.lightbulbsdirect.com/CTGY/Miniature.html
I've also got a replacement bug zapper (black light) florescent on order with Light Bulbs Direct.
The two that I don't think I'll ever be able to replace are the electric ovens and the lava lamp...
The most obvious target are T12 florescent lamps in the garage.
I'm not looking forward to spending an hour with my hands over my head unwiring ballasts so I'm going to wait until some tubes fail.
The electronic ballasts seem to make the tubes last longer so I may have a long wait.