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Old 12-20-2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default End of the light bulb as we know it?

http://www.usnews.com/articles/busin...e-know-it.html

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The incandescent light bulb, one of the most venerable inventions of its era but deemed too inefficient for our own, will be phased off the U.*. market beginning in 2012 under the new energy law just approved by Congress.
I'm not sure how I feel about this. Discuss?
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Somewhat old news. I'm disappointed.

The replacement bulbs cost 4x more than the conventional bulbs. AND, the replacement hexil bulbs make you feel like you live in a fish tank. I hate the glow of the fake flourescent.
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i shall buy cases of the clear glass standard incandescent bulb and list them on ebay in 2015...
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Most of my house is already CFL. There are some things CFL'* just don't work well for.

I have yet to see a CFL rated for the oven or microwave and they do not last when used with a photo switch.

My stair case has "safety" lights connected to a photo switch. I use 7W incandescent bulbs. I have used CFL'* but can not find them under 9W and the few seconds of flickering at sun set/rise kills the starters.
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Most of my house is already CFL. There are some things CFL'* just don't work well for.

I have yet to see a CFL rated for the oven or microwave and they do not last when used with a photo switch.

My stair case has "safety" lights connected to a photo switch. I use 7W incandescent bulbs. I have used CFL'* but can not find them under 9W and the few seconds of flickering at sun set/rise kills the starters.
I have the energy bulbs all through the house... Everywhere I can that it.. They take a hair of time to hit full brightness.. But I have yet to kill a bulb off in the 3 years I have been here.. I bought a bunch of Bulbs when I moved in and Bought a bunch more for nothing at Costco... I'm stocked for a long time...

And the did seem to help drop me energy bill a little...

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With all the technology we have, they can't even make the CFL seem less harsh. I feel like I'm living in a hositpal.

Incandescent for me untili it'* phased out.
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*looks into the illegal incandescent light bulb making business*
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With all the technology we have, they can't even make the CFL seem less harsh. I feel like I'm living in a hositpal.

Incandescent for me untili it'* phased out.
In time I'm sure they will get better... In my lamps the lamps shades do a good job of toning down the harshness..

I still like the idea of using 13w for 60w worth of light output as opposed to a general 60w bulb...

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you all do realize that you can buy different frequency of light for the CFL bulbs, right? At Meijer I've seen some bulbs that are 4300k (natural daylight) I've also seen some that are around 3,000K, which I use throughout my apartment, which are pretty much identical to incandescent light bulbs.
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you all do realize that you can buy different frequency of light for the CFL bulbs, right? At Meijer I've seen some bulbs that are 4300k (natural daylight) I've also seen some that are around 3,000K, which I use throughout my apartment, which are pretty much identical to incandescent light bulbs.
but they are not nearly as aestheticly pleasing as a clear glass incandesent.
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