Skip to comments.Poll to FREEP: What kind of light bulbs are you using in your home these days?
Posted on 07/13/2011 9:02:50 PM PDT by Steelers6
The new squiggly fluorescent bulbs 51% The old incandescent bulbs I've used for years 48% Total votes: 427
Incandescent bulbs ONLY. I’ve stockpiled them, and I wouldn’t use those squiggly toxic light bulbs if they were handing them out for free.
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432 votes now, still 51/48
Having a toxin-filled bulb smash on a tile floor next to two precious toddlers will give you an OH CRAP moment which will make you not use CFLs again.
175 Watters everywhere, dude!
I would still be using the incandescent bulbs, too, but the ones I stockpiled were lost in a fire—just after all my guns fell in the lake when our boat overturned.
I use incandescent and halogen lights in most lamps. Standard sockets get incandescent and specialty get halogen. Virtually all of them are on dimmers.
I have the spaghetti bulbs in the kitchen and they work fine. They seem to go out as quickly as or more so than any of the others.
I also have a few hundred light bulbs stored and will get at least a few hundred more. Just in case.
A mix, moving more towards CFLs. I’m in a very hot area and am doing what I can to keep the heat in the house down and keep from having to run the A/C more than I have to. Being into gadgets, I’ve been waiting on LED lightbulbs to come down.
I use incandescent 100 watt. I do not like the others.
The new squiggly fluorescent bulbs 51%
The old incandescent bulbs I’ve used for years 48%
Total votes: 433
I won't be standing real close to you during the next lighting storm, that's for sure.
The same type ,ole Tom invented!
I have been using the curly fluorescent bulbs for over 8 years, long before they became popular. When I sold my house 6 years ago, I switched out all the CFL’s and brought them with me to the new house. I figured I had spent a small fortune on them and wasn’t going to leave them behind. In all this time, I’ve only had one faulty bulb that lasted only a month and it was the most recent one I bought.
I’m with you. Buying them each month and telling family to do the same.
Real light bulbs now 49% The Queer squiggly ones 51%
I am going to throw out all of my electric bulbs and return to the good old days of using an oil lamp. I am guessing the environmental wackos are going to go nuts when I go out and start catching whales and rendering them for their oil.
I've bought a lifetime supply of incandessent bulbs of all wattages.
Planning to "stock-pile" those, too, before they're all gone...call me old-fashioned (apparently, the Edison descendants would - LOL!), but the light is just better!
Also, we have a relatively new "chandelier"-type kitchen light fixture that uses medium/small "candle-flame" shaped bulbs...it's a pretty standard design, but there are no flourescents available with the right size base for the sockets, even if we wanted that "shade" of light, and a coil design instead of a fake candle-flame, which we most assuredly don't!!
The three-way CFL’s have come a long way from the pathetic prototypes a few years ago. I got so tired of the traditional 3-way bulbs burning out so soon - the low and high wattages would burn out, leaving only the middle wattage. I’m about a year into the CFL 3-ways, so the jury is still out.
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