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Light bulb sale thread!!!

Posted on 12/04/2011 3:48:27 PM PST by djf

I don't know of any now... but here are my thoughts... Sometime between now and Jan 1 large chains and even local stores will DUMP THEIR INVENTORY possibly for PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR!

So if you hear about good deals for 100 watters, please post away. I need to stock up on the clear ones...


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KEYWORDS: climatechange; envioronment; globalwarming; lightbulb; lightbulbs
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To: Utah Binger

If LEDs win in the market place, so be it. But NOT by government decree.

Screw them.


51 posted on 12/04/2011 5:22:21 PM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: djf

I actually like the florescent bulbs for certain places but I don’t want to sit around and squint at it all the time.


52 posted on 12/04/2011 5:24:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: djf
a pack of 100watt bulbs are "on sale" at my local store for $6.19. A month ago that same pack was $1.29, the last month of my buying to finish out my lifetime stock pile.

I don't think there is going to be any dumping.
53 posted on 12/04/2011 5:24:29 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Utah Binger

Get used to it? I DON’T think so. They can KMA and I have enough in storage to use until I’m gone and to pass on to 2 generations.


54 posted on 12/04/2011 5:24:46 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Utah Binger

LED is great for focus or “spot” light, but they are not designed as a flood style light.


55 posted on 12/04/2011 5:25:21 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: djf

Does anyone know if this ban includes the outdoor flood lights? I have tried CFL’s in our motion detectors and they proved to be useless!


56 posted on 12/04/2011 5:25:31 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
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To: djf

I have stocked up.

Now I’m wondering—will they know I’m using?


57 posted on 12/04/2011 5:26:03 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! Vote third party and we keep 0Mao)
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To: cripplecreek

Way to go!

You said it much better than I ever could.


58 posted on 12/04/2011 5:26:05 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: Utah Binger

Bootlicker


59 posted on 12/04/2011 5:26:31 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

...smuggling light bulbs across state lines...OBAMAWORLD


60 posted on 12/04/2011 5:27:29 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: discostu

DITTO!


61 posted on 12/04/2011 5:27:29 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: cripplecreek
I actually like the florescent bulbs for certain places but I don’t want to sit around and squint at it all the time.

The light is beside the point. The point is that it's MY decision. I don't want to sit around in a totalitarian tyranny. What defines "total"itarian better than the presumption of telling you how you're "allowed" to turn electricity into light??

62 posted on 12/04/2011 5:27:50 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: mojitojoe

LOL

My LED’s now installed will last for 50,000 hours. At age seventy, I’ll never have to change them. Nor will my great grand kids.


63 posted on 12/04/2011 5:29:31 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Now I’m wondering—will they know I’m using?

In addition to being none of their business, your use isn't prohibited under the law, just sale (and maybe manufacture).

64 posted on 12/04/2011 5:29:42 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: djf

Good idea.


65 posted on 12/04/2011 5:32:52 PM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: svcw
I have been surprised how many people didn’t know.

That is because it is such a stupid idea that most people cannot believe that it is true.

66 posted on 12/04/2011 5:42:07 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Utah Binger

Just an old timer,trying to learn.


67 posted on 12/04/2011 5:52:36 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: Still Thinking
Exactly, now leave me and my iron age bulbs alone. They work fine.

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68 posted on 12/04/2011 5:56:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/lighting-fans/light-bulbs/ecosmart/par38-led-75w-equivalent-light-bulb-39642.html

“EcoSmart PAR38 18-Watt (75W) LED Flood Light Bulb (E)*

Model # ECS 38 WW FL 120

Store SKU # 866194”


69 posted on 12/04/2011 5:56:35 PM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Utah Binger
Sorry, we have bigger problems than light bulbs... Our problem is that the LED’s are all made in China.

I'd say that having the only source of legal lightbulbs be a foreign country is a big enough problem. Lets hope that any future dispute with Communist China can be resolved in less than the lifetime of our installed bulbs - it would be mighty unpleasant when all the lights in the country went out one by one.

70 posted on 12/04/2011 5:57:37 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: Utah Binger

I have yet to see an LED light with a decent color spectrum. incandescents have a slight yellow tinge that is easy on the eye and mimicks candles, oil lamps, fireplace light, and the sun. LEDs have a bluish tinge that looks like arc welding flash. ITs just not a natural looking light.

My house had a mix of old fashioned donut shaped florescents and 200 watt incandescents with dimmer switches. In the summer when it gets very hot i take out all the incandescents and replace them with the curly q compact florescents.


71 posted on 12/04/2011 5:59:38 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Utah Binger
Cars are another matter.

Not at all. The reason for the lighting restrictions is to reduce the demand for electricity and thereby reduce CO2 emissions from generating electricity. Cars are also big CO2 emitters, which is why the federal government insists it can regulate the average mileage of automobiles sold in the USA. The regulatory principle is the same, and already impacts car manufacturers. When the EPA requires the CAFE to be 70 mpg you'll have no choice but to buy a hybrid or electric car, just like you'll have no choice on 100 watt or greater light bulbs come January 1.

72 posted on 12/04/2011 6:02:19 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: freeandfreezing

Automotive regs are an even worse threat to freedom. People like myself can’t afford to run out and buy a hybrid even if I wanted to. If I ever end up in a situation where I can’t afford to buy a decent used car for a grand or two, I’ll either have to live off the land or be forced into the city.

I’m about as dangerous as a butterfly out here in the sticks but if I’m ever forced into the city I’ll be a killin spree waiting for a place to happen.


73 posted on 12/04/2011 6:08:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Utah Binger

What is your point? It is not the governments, nor YOURS to decide what lightbulbs a person can buy and use. Little by little our rights are stripped away and you are OK with that because you think it is right.

Well it may be cheaper for you, but not for many others. Also why should they decide how or why I spend my money?


74 posted on 12/04/2011 6:08:26 PM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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To: mamelukesabre

We sought LED’s for the last four years to get a proper soft approach for artwork. We tried them all. this year we were able to find one that really worked for the artwork. We replaced over forty Halogen bulbs with only 26 TCP LED’s. Our light bill went down by half.

I have introduced the product to all my art dealer friends and fine artists all over the country. Most that have tried it out are very satisfied with the product.


75 posted on 12/04/2011 6:08:40 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: EmilyGeiger

I just wanted a thread where people could post about sales - and it morphed into weird arguments about buggy whips - we have tons of those already...
;-)

I tried!!!


76 posted on 12/04/2011 6:08:59 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: svcw
There is a sign that is explaining the new law, I have been surprised how many people didn’t know.

I have been buying 100-watt bulbs all year and each time I ask the sales clerk (I buy at different stores) and those in line whether they knew about the law. To date: not a one has known.

After I tell them I am always careful to tell them that this is what they get when they vote for Democrats.

77 posted on 12/04/2011 6:10:34 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: djf

After the first of the year, check out flea markets, cause I bet you could still find some there.


78 posted on 12/04/2011 6:13:49 PM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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To: packrat35

Not deciding for you or the government. Simply stating that technology is changing.

That is the point.

You must keep up with technology whether the government gets it or not. In most cases they do not. Cheaper in the long run is the case. Buy the product once and never replace it. Do you get it yet?


79 posted on 12/04/2011 6:16:45 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: packrat35

Can anyone legally sell them after the first of the year? I don’t think so...


80 posted on 12/04/2011 6:17:36 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: mdittmar
Just an old timer,trying to learn.

Me too.

81 posted on 12/04/2011 6:20:42 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: freeandfreezing

My 95 Ford 150 pickup truck? They’ll never pry it from my Ruger 22/10, my Remington 870 pump hands or my antique Remington Model 12 pump.

NO WAY!


82 posted on 12/04/2011 6:27:06 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: Utah Binger

Agree 100% on LEDs. Our state (WI) is offering big rebates to people who buy the LED bulbs. Never considered them until I saw them in action. I’m putting them into the kitchen first - recessed - and them will be looking to add them elsewhere. 7-10 watts per, dimmable, and similar output to 65w incandescents without the heat.


83 posted on 12/04/2011 6:27:36 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: djf

You might have tried, however you certainly know how to moderate. Don’t you?


85 posted on 12/04/2011 6:29:36 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: Utah Binger

My experience has been that 99% of the people dont know how to determine if they are saving utility bills. They make it up. In other words, I don’t believe you.


86 posted on 12/04/2011 6:32:06 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Utah Binger

Sounds to me like you just want to argue.

Sorry.

Not gonna play.


87 posted on 12/04/2011 6:32:15 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: mamelukesabre

Hey idiot. I pay the bills.


89 posted on 12/04/2011 6:37:34 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: mamelukesabre
LEDs have a bluish tinge that looks like arc welding flash.

Are those the same that are on some of the cars? They have that piercing blue white light? If so, I cannot look at those lights when I'm driving, literally hurts my eyes.

90 posted on 12/04/2011 6:37:47 PM PST by mupcat
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To: djf
I was at a Home Depot today. They were trying to let persons have a CFL for $.01 and had very few takers. I'm fixed for life of incandescents especially 100 watt bulbs. The CFL’s in many places will not last because the utility companies have their voltage jacked up to 125 volts plus. Heat {the internal heat generated by the electronics} kills CFL’s fast.

The very huge difference between the new CFL’s and the old florescent tubes is they had a step up transformer {ballast} which could withstand the heat it generated. Those bulbs lasted for years. CFL’s by their very design using an electronic ballast in a very confined space usually will not despite the hype. If you get 3-6 months you likely did good. Also one voltage spike or surge due to storm Bye Bye CFL bulb.

91 posted on 12/04/2011 6:42:06 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: deport

The reason why they’ve got to ban the incandescent bulbs is that Obama is shutting down 30% of the electric utility capacity.


92 posted on 12/04/2011 6:43:37 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Utah Binger
You must keep up with technology whether the government gets it or not. In most cases they do not. Cheaper in the long run is the case. Buy the product once and never replace it. Do you get it yet?

You might want too read post 91. Newer technology in the case of CFL's is in fact NOT better. Nor is it more monetary efficient. If you want to talk older florescent with tubes I will agree they can save money but not CFL's. You may be lucky and live in an area where the voltage is about 115/230. Utilities are quietly jacking voltage into homes too 225/250 and I do know what I am talking about. That means ZERO room for voltage surge or spike with will smoke the CFL electronic ballast.

93 posted on 12/04/2011 6:49:22 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

I understand planned obsolescence very well and I also know that CFL’s are inefficient at best, however down here in southern Utah we have weird power issues that we deal with daily. Surges are a way of life.

Wish we knew how to deal with it.


94 posted on 12/04/2011 7:03:39 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: Utah Binger
Sorry but this is silly. LED’s are coming. Get used to it.
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I would like to have a choice without government interference. The market would work without Leftists telling me what I can and cannot buy.

Of course you can go somewhere and find a government bureaucracy to lead you around by the nose.

95 posted on 12/04/2011 7:11:42 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Utah Binger
Sorry but this is silly. LED’s are coming. Get used to it.
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I would like to have a choice without government interference. The market would work without Leftists telling me what I can and cannot buy.

Of course you can go somewhere and find a government bureaucracy to lead you around by the nose.

96 posted on 12/04/2011 7:11:51 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Brilliant

Also irksome is the fact that the new lights have to be disposed of separately because of the mercury. How many, do you think, will be disposed of in the same old way, resulting in mercury in our water-table/land?
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97 posted on 12/04/2011 7:21:44 PM PST by Viktor1959
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To: cva66snipe
A warning to those buying incandescent bulbs to last. Do not buy cheap bulbs. Go too a lighting store and ask specifically for commercial grade incandescents or at least buy double life bulbs at other outlets.. Several reasons. The filaments are heavier and the base is brass. These bulbs are used in commercial multi story applications like hospitals etc. They are designed for abuse. You will get much longer life from them.
98 posted on 12/04/2011 7:44:35 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

Used to be you could buy like diodes or rectifiers that fit into the socket in front of the bulb. Turned the AC into a pulsed, more smoother DC and supposedly gave the bulbs a much longer lifespan.

I seem to remember you could get them through Edmunds Scientific or some such... I used to get tons of stuff from those guys when I was a kid!


99 posted on 12/04/2011 7:55:07 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: djf

I never tried that. But a dimmer even slightly dim might extend life somewhat also.


100 posted on 12/04/2011 8:08:27 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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