They outlawed mercury and now they a pushing bulbs with mercury in them.
I had a few of the goofy looking twisted bulbs last only about a year of part time use.
Now what do you do with them; they contain mercury.
If your $30.00 new style light bulb quiets working in a couple three years who do you go to for a free replacement. Who in the hell keeps a purchase record of a light bulb.
How does one test a bulb to see if it will last 40 years like advertised or estimate.
Most of my bulbs are the new kind and really not much of a problem except for reading. Can't seem to find one that gives proper light for reading.
The ones I have tried don't seem to like the cold. When I use them for outside porch use they don't make it through one winter. The old style bulbs would last for years and years. They cost about 25 cents @.
If you want to save money on lighting turn off the lights when not in need. Some houses I pass are lit up like the owner has stock in Ohio Edison.
Haven't been able to find any of these new style bulbs that weren't made in China.
A $30.00 light bulb should be made someplace other than China and be U/L tested. I like new and better but I don't like being hosed.