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Windows 7: Bulbageddon is upon us

01 Jan 2014   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Bulbageddon is upon us

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Ask not for whom the bell tolls, incandescents; it tolls for thee.

Along with the start of a new calendar year, the changeover to 2014 will signal the dawn of a new era, one in which rising efficiency standards render 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs obsolete. The new standards will put an end to the Edison creation's century-long run as America's favorite light, and force consumers to turn to newer, more efficient technologies when replacing a burnt-out bulb.
Read more at: Bulbageddon is upon us | Appliances - CNET Reviews
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01 Jan 2014   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Good news....but no doubt someone will be giving us a lecture soon
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01 Jan 2014   #3
Bertison

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

Here in the UK, thanks to various "knee-jerk" reactions by successive governments, we have had perhaps millions of these energy-efficient bulbs given away by energy companies and local Councils. Thanks to several house moves and energy supplier changes over the last 20 years, I now have a whole box of them in my shed. I will never use them all.

Never mind, they will form part of my children's inheritance!
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01 Jan 2014   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

As Bertison stated ,Here in the UK it is getting extremely hard to locate an incandescant bulb anymore . The new EE bulbs take about 5mins to reach full brightness I don't like them at all !!!
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01 Jan 2014   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
As Bertison stated ,Here in the UK it is getting extremely hard to locate an incandescant bulb anymore . The new EE bulbs take about 5mins to reach full brightness I don't like them at all !!!

The Pound shops usually stock them
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01 Jan 2014   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
As Bertison stated ,Here in the UK it is getting extremely hard to locate an incandescant bulb anymore . The new EE bulbs take about 5mins to reach full brightness I don't like them at all !!!

The Pound shops usually stock them
Will try them next time I'm in town, Thank you maxie
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01 Jan 2014   #7
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I hope Edison will not be mad at us. Just kidding because all we're doing is just advancing to new tech and the cfl is still a type of light bulb.
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01 Jan 2014   #8
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Over the past three years, I've filled three 20 gallon plastic storage tubs in my basement with 40w and 60w incandescents, because they're the ones most used in my house. I've got enough to last me for a good long time
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02 Jan 2014   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I always liked the 100W incandescents. Been getting 3 way bulbs as the top brightness is good. It's not enough they change away from incandescents, but that the brightest bulb you can get is like 60W "equivalent". Anyone got any good new bulbs to recommend? Something with good light, more towards the white spectrum preferred. I'm looking for specific brand/type, not just a type. A Guy
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02 Jan 2014   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I always liked the 100W incandescents. Been getting 3 way bulbs as the top brightness is good. It's not enough they change away from incandescents, but that the brightest bulb you can get is like 60W "equivalent". Anyone got any good new bulbs to recommend? Something with good light, more towards the white spectrum preferred. I'm looking for specific brand/type, not just a type. A Guy
Hey Bill,

They have 100W equivalent CFL bulbs with bright white available. It's what I use, and they are bright.

I get mine in a 4 pack from Home Depot and Lowes.
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