I can’t keep an incandecent over my stove for more than two or 3 weeks but I’m going on 8 months with a CFL.
Same here,I like to leave stove hood lights on all evening so I put small cfls there. They are good for recessed hall lights and things like that but not reading lamps or bathroom vanities.
You need to use "appliance bulbs" in your range hood. There is a lot of vibration when the fan operates, so you need a better bulb, with better filament support.
Some posts on this thread leave me stunned. Seriously.
Isn't ANYONE thinking?
Have you given a moments thought to what your stove and the burners, and all the places you use to place uncooked and cooked food will be like if one of these breaks/burns? It's going to take a LOT more than just a wipe and vacuum.
See post #3.
We all mock the Hazmat angle of cleanup, it does seem like overkill, but to deliberately risk exposure of mercury directly into your own part of the food chain brings a whole new meaning to one of my favorite phrases "CFLs? No thanks, I take my mercury with fish".
Put a resistor in the line and drop the voltage to 100v and they will last forever.
I had a 25 watt long style incandescent in my gun case that wouldn't last more than 24-26 days and I put a resistor in the line and it's lasted 39 years and is still going being on 24/7.