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Windows 7: Bulbageddon is upon us

02 Jan 2014   #31
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Okay your a step ahead of the game,
But Yes test brands because all brands are not created equally
Neither are warrantees.
Cheers.
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02 Jan 2014   #32
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have had CFL light bulbs that didn't last 3 months. Now find the paper work in order to get a refund. Lot of luck. Who saves the paper work for a damn light bulb.

All CFL bulbs I have seen do have mercury in them. How many people are going to take a bad CFL bulb to a hazard waste disposal site. They are going to end up in land fills by the billions.

It wasn't long ago they were telling us that mercury was going to kill all the fish and anybody that eat the fish are going to all kinds of cancer. How they tell use to put a little mercury in every room of the house. You just have to love these tree hugger global warming experts.

You can use the CFL bulbs outside (porch light). If you live at a place that it gets cold; lots of luck. By the time the bulb warms up it will be daylight again.

Trying to read a book using these CFL bulbs gives me a head ache.

To help with global warming what a joke. Check out the global warming scientist stuck in the ice down in the Antarctica. Even the Ice Brake ships couldn't get to them because their is so much ice.

I do have two LED's and they have lasted a long time. The light once again does not suite me for reading books. They do work good for room lights.

I do have about 30 real light bulbs stock piled.
When I get out again I will buy some more.
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02 Jan 2014   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Already have a whole house serge protector
That must be some new high tech device. In my house I have only surge protectors.
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02 Jan 2014   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
Already have a whole house serge protector
That must be some new high tech device. In my house I have only surge protectors.
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02 Jan 2014   #35
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oops I goofed you up
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02 Jan 2014   #36
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
Already have a whole house serge protector
That must be some new high tech device. In my house I have only surge protectors.
But his suits look great!

BTW, my incandescents never lasted 10 years! Lucky if they went a year. Flick on the switch...FLASH...gone.

A Guy
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02 Jan 2014   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Some are gone fast, but many lasted me for years. In this house here I live since 16 years and 80% of the bulbs are original. It is always the same 2 lamps where they blow.


In Germany, I have a lot of the little 12V - 20W bulbs - the ones with the 2 pins. Those go fast. And since I have about 50 of those, I always keep a good supply. Fortunately they did not eliminate those - else I would have to revamp the whole place. Some are in the ceiling. You imagine.
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03 Jan 2014   #38
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

As far as I've seen, the supposed "5 - 10 yr" bulbs last nowhere near that. The power company sent us some for free, which we tried, & they died about 6 months - 1 1/2 yrs later. A couple of them actually cracked when they burned out. Add to the fact they're chock full of toxic chems....
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12 Jan 2014   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok, I replaced the 100W bright white CFL over the kitchen sink with the 60W daylight LED below to see how it goes. So far, it seems to be just as bright, and it's a white light despite is saying daylight. I like that.

Philips 60W Equivalent Daylight (5000K) A19 Dimmable LED Light Bulb-425264 at The Home Depot
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12 Jan 2014   #40
z3r010

 

I like the look of that bulb, I always go for the warm white but Angie made me replace all the kitchen ones with the cool white light ones (I'm not that keen).
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