@garystartswithg, @mira123 - the drop-to-upright conversion is not too hard, depending slightly on how the dropped bars are set up. Velo-orange has a nice wide selection of bars in both "road" and "MTB" tubing (different sizes, so different choices for brake levers and shifting levers, so minimizing cost is one of those things where you have to see the bike that you are starting with).
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That welder's-arc color temperature is a consequence of pursuit of the almighty lumen, not a consequence of the technology. You can get neutral and warm-white LEDs; I own several. The light output is slightly reduced, but the color is loads better. To my eye, "neutral white" is still a hair green, but only a hair.
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The latest generation of LEDs (from Cree or Luxeon) are more efficient than CFLs and produce good light, but they are not cheap, and cooling can be an issue. I would not buy a pre-fabbed "LED bulb", at least not the ones that I have seen advertised, because they are just not large enough. The best LEDs are about as efficient as good fluorescent lights, so if the power fed to the bulb is not about the same as an adequate CFL, it probably isn't big enough.
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