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Introducing the $60, 20-year light bulb ("Going Green" still "Going Ridiculous")
cbs ^ | 4/18/2012 | ap

Posted on 04/22/2012 8:59:47 AM PDT by tobyhill

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To: Oztrich Boy

I never had an incandescent bulb last less than 2 years unless it was just a bad bulb from the pack and then I took it back. Are there returns 20 years when someone buys one?


51 posted on 04/22/2012 12:09:36 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: boop

i did, very interesting, was on YouTube but was removed. it should be available via torrent though


52 posted on 04/22/2012 12:46:58 PM PDT by bd59903
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To: tobyhill

For $60 you could buy 100 old incandescents at retailers who are getting rid of their stock.

If the bulb lasts 6 months, you’ll have enough for 50 years.


53 posted on 04/22/2012 12:53:16 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: tobyhill

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1243138/Still-glowing-strong-109-years-worlds-oldest-lightbulb.html

Edison light bulb burns for over 100 years.


54 posted on 04/22/2012 12:57:11 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: tobyhill

They said certain computers would last 20 years back in the late 90’s.
This bulb will be obsolete within two years, in less than five years we will have illumination products that are chemiluminescence. lamps may evolve into an advanced chemical stick that requires a meager voltage source once a day, and may last for over a hundred years.


55 posted on 04/22/2012 1:02:59 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: The Working Man

Correct. Buddy of mine is into lighting/electrical in general.

He says an LED buld could very easily outlast and have better efficiency, all the criteria (there may be a few incandescent types that have a better color spectrum) than you would want from a bulb.

Problem is, the power supply.

Takes a bulky rectifier/transformer setup to step down the 110 AC to the four or five volt DC that LED’s like. And just like ballasts in florescents, these are the parts that are prone to fail.

If a guy was to partially rewire his house, and alot of people did it, you could light the whole place with LED bulbs off the shelf that cost about 75 cents each and last for ten years minimum.


56 posted on 04/22/2012 1:06:43 PM PDT by djf (Life's a play, we're actors not authors, and nobody even cared to give us the script!)
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To: molson209

One of my handful of 5 year CFLs lasted less than 6 months. The thing turned magenta on me. Bring back incandescent bulbs. They use more energy but have no mercury making them better for the environment.


57 posted on 04/22/2012 1:18:45 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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If it’s made in China, it’ll fry itself in two years, tops.

And it likely doesn't cost any more than a dime to produce...

58 posted on 04/22/2012 1:46:34 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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If it’s made in China, it’ll fry itself in two years, tops.

And it likely doesn't cost any more than a dime to produce...

And it's likely chock full of toxic poisons.
59 posted on 04/22/2012 1:48:17 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: tobyhill
At four hours per day, that's 20 years.

In the real world, days last for a lot more than four hours.

60 posted on 04/22/2012 2:34:51 PM PDT by grundle
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To: DB
Actually the trick is lowering the voltage. A typical incandescent will last practically forever if you drop the voltage to half its rating.

Yup. If you could buy incandesent bulbs intended for sale in europe where voltage is something like 220 and use them here (110), you'd have  a light bulb that would likely outlive you.

61 posted on 04/22/2012 7:28:18 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma

See my post #38.


62 posted on 04/23/2012 2:24:25 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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