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#61 sjordan2

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

If you ask me, they suck.


Well, I'm still using the same "corkscrew" light bulbs after 4 years and they're all still going strong. Haven't had a single one go out.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

For the record, you can get halogen incandescent bulbs. They're a nudge more than regular incandescents, but still far less than florescent, and they don't have to be treated as a HAZWOPER at disposal.

Sylvania also makes their halogen bulbs in the U.S., which is nice. You won't find a florescent bulb that can say that.

As to the original post....very, very, good. Regardless of who came up with it.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

As to the original post....very, very, good. Regardless of who came up with it.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

I thought the original post was very funny. After the week I had, I needed a good laugh.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

After the week I had, I needed a good laugh.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

Well, I'm still using the same "corkscrew" light bulbs after 4 years and they're all still going strong. Haven't had a single one go out.


If you're feeling left out, I can always box up the 8 or so burned out ones we've got around here waiting to go to the recycler; just send me your address. :D ;)

#67 Greg Wann

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

I don't see any rivets to count on a bulb.

This whole thread is just plain silly and I am taking a dim view of it.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

I think it all depends if the light bulb changers have an Irish background or not....
You work out what I mean. I love Irish beers. I love British beers. I love USA beers. Did I mention I love beers? I've just consumed an American India Pale Ale from my own brewery, so there. Then I took Pug dear for her walkies, so everyone's happy. And Mrs warra is making dinner, just toasted avacado, prawn, and brie toasted sandwiches. Easy Sunday night dinner.

#69 Psychographic

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

Well, I'm still using the same "corkscrew" light bulbs after 4 years and they're all still going strong. Haven't had a single one go out.


I guess for me to say they suck and not give any explanation is pretty dumb. I have no problem with the longevity, it's the output that I hate, both in color and intensity.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

I guess for me to say they suck and not give any explanation is pretty dumb. I have no problem with the longevity, it's the output that I hate, both in color and intensity.


I don't care for the hazmat problems or the price.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

I guess for me to say they suck and not give any explanation is pretty dumb. I have no problem with the longevity, it's the output that I hate, both in color and intensity.

I don't care for the hazmat problems or the price.


Ummmm....the 100 watt-equivalent CF bulbs only use 25 watts to make the same light as a 100 watt incandescent. They are available in several colors of 'white' light. They produce very little heat to run up your AC bills in the summer, and they save WAY more on energy cost than it costs to buy them. Several srores that sell them here accept the burned out ones for disposal....but they last for years and years. What's the down side? Please enlighten me.

By the way...halogens don't save much energy. LED bulbs are the next bright thing, they make compact flourescents obsolete, and they last just about forever.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

I thought it was 28

#73 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 342117067(9)

Or 42, depending on your point of view.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 15 November 2012 - 03:02 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

What's the down side? Please enlighten me.


http://www.ehow.com/...ight-bulbs.html

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

Ummmm....the 100 watt-equivalent CF bulbs only use 25 watts to make the same light as a 100 watt incandescent. They are available in several colors of 'white' light. They produce very little heat to run up your AC bills in the summer, and they save WAY more on energy cost than it costs to buy them. Several srores that sell them here accept the burned out ones for disposal....but they last for years and years. What's the down side? Please enlighten me.

By the way...halogens don't save much energy. LED bulbs are the next bright thing, they make compact flourescents obsolete, and they last just about forever.


Put a 100 w incandescent next to a 100w CF, big difference IMO.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:05 AM

I've bought several of the corkscrew bulbs. Advertising a five to seven year life... Only problem is the ones I've gotten haven't lasted a full three years. And the last one to fail tried to burn down the table lamp as it flickered out for the last time.
They are cheaper power usage wise, but...
And come, IIRC, 2014, incandescents will no longer be available for sale in the US of A.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:00 AM

i just use selfchanging lights





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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:34 AM

I've bought several of the corkscrew bulbs. Advertising a five to seven year life... Only problem is the ones I've gotten haven't lasted a full three years. And the last one to fail tried to burn down the table lamp as it flickered out for the last time.
They are cheaper power usage wise, but...
And come, IIRC, 2014, incandescents will no longer be available for sale in the US of A.


I'm not worried. I have enough incandescent bulbs on hand to last the rest of my natural life. ;)

Have two of the CFL's that have lasted 4+ years in the kitchen that WalMart handed out to employees free. They didn't last a year in the bathroom. They do not seem to hold up well when they are turned on and off a large number of times a day. An electrician friend says we would be better off leaving them on all day. It would make them last longer and still would use less electricity than the old bulbs.
Well I put old bulbs back in anyway and they currently have two+ years on them. So I'm not sold on the new ones plus not liking the mess they cause if broken.
NEVER call the FD and ask what to do when one breaks. A neighbor did and it cost her a couple grand before it was done! Could not believe how anal the County health department got about it!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:49 AM

What happened to the funny stuff?