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Windows 7: It's the end of the light bulb as we know it

24 Sep 2013   #31
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

I use CFL bulbs in my home but will have a look at the new ones
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24 Sep 2013   #32
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Now Brink, there's still ovens and fridges that have to use "appliance" bulbs because CFLs and LED bulbs melt or break in extreme heat or extreme cold areas. And, do they make screw-in LED night-light bulbs yet?

If you have LED Christmas lights that have the screw-in C7 base, those can be used to replace a regular 7-watt night-light bulb.
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24 Sep 2013   #33
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HoneycombAG View Post
Now Brink, there's still ovens and fridges that have to use "appliance" bulbs because CFLs and LED bulbs melt or break in extreme heat or extreme cold areas. And, do they make screw-in LED night-light bulbs yet?
CFLs won't work well in refrigerators (they don't melt or break, they just won't fire quickly enough to be of any use) but LEDs should work just fine. All the ones I've seen so far (still looking) are too bulky, however.

Considering how long LEDs last, why worry about getting replaceable LED bulbs for nightlights? LED nightlights are fairly inexpensive. I have four that have been in use for several years; they paid for themselves in reduced electricity consumption and heat output early in the first year.
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24 Sep 2013   #34
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

My mother has a curio cabinet that needs a 25-watt "Edison" screw bulb. Considering how ridiculous a power demand that is, she tried several different bulbs and they all went out.

A floodlight LED with just 6 watts might take care of it.
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Not only does it contain no mercury but it shouldn't produce a lot of heat, which is why a lot of the other lights have burnt out.


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24 Sep 2013   #35
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

LED torches are the only way to go. Very bright light and he batteries last a long time.
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24 Sep 2013   #36
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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LED torches are the only way to go. Very bright light and he batteries last a long time.
As long as you get a good one. There are a lot of Chinese ones out there that are pure garbage, especially the little ones that use three AAAs in a little drop in carrier. They are a nice form factor but they just don't last long.
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24 Sep 2013   #37
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I use this a lot. Small solid metal case and takes 2xAA batteries. Very bright and costs under $20. Fits in a small toolbox.
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24 Sep 2013   #38
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I use this a lot. Small solid metal case and takes 2xAA batteries. Very bright and costs under $20. Fits in a small toolbox.
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How long have you had it and how much use does it get?
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24 Sep 2013   #39
DreadStarX

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 

I use whatever my family has. Though, I know we don't use incandescent bulbs, cause ours are swirls. Lmao.

Another magnificent article given to us by Brink. I get more "real" news here on W7, than from CNN. ^^
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24 Sep 2013   #40
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I use this a lot. Small solid metal case and takes 2xAA batteries. Very bright and costs under $20. Fits in a small toolbox.
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How long have you had it and how much use does it get?
~3 years. It gets quite a bit of use (how long's a piece of string). Powerful enough for dark outdoors but its bigger brother using D batteries may be better here. It's very useful for working inside a computer case.
I think there are a number of good brands to choose from and I don't think I could buy an incandescent bulb torch anymore.
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