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GE 90 watt miser incandescent bulbs in stores
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Posted on 02/11/2013 5:32:01 AM PST by dennisw

GE has new 90 watt Watt-Miser bulbs on sale now due to the 100 watt incandescent bulb ban. You can find them at Wal-Mart. They are rated at 1450 lumens. But if you don't mind paying more, GE also has 72-watt halogen bulbs (rated as "100-watt equivalent") which put out 1490 lumens, so with those you get slightly better brightness with less energy being used.

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1 posted on 02/11/2013 5:32:05 AM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

They were happy with the 100 watt ban, I’m avoiding rewarding them whenever possible.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 5:34:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dennisw

The market will judge.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 5:35:17 AM PST by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: dennisw

never buy lightbulbs in a store, buy them online from a lightbulb store.

You can get bulbs that last 5 times longer for LESS money than the crap they sell at stores.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 5:36:44 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: dennisw

A few months ago, we got the 72W bulb and I am surprised at how much we really like the light. It’s bright, but easy on the eyes.

72W. Pretty smart, GE.


5 posted on 02/11/2013 5:37:08 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: dennisw

Went to Home Depot......no more 75 watt bulbs all phased out. Went to WalMart and they still had some 75 watt bulbs in stock

But even more surprising was 90 watt GE bulbs there called “watt miser” in soft white which seems to me a permanent deal. Was $1.67 for a 4 pack


6 posted on 02/11/2013 5:39:05 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
You can get bulbs that last 5 times longer for LESS money than the crap they sell at stores.

Can you provide a link?

7 posted on 02/11/2013 5:42:19 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Which online store do you use? Lighting.com or ?


8 posted on 02/11/2013 5:42:35 AM PST by BigSkyVic
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To: dennisw

I stopped using 100 watters years ago and 60 is my standard, but it was because of fire or some such, can’t remember.


9 posted on 02/11/2013 5:44:16 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dennisw

so, where did all the fat tvs go, all that is left is the skinny flat screens


10 posted on 02/11/2013 5:45:56 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dennisw

Every penny spent on a GE product goes to strengthen a company that received over $1.2 billion in stimulus funds and has helped put Obama in the White House and keep him there.

Plus their products suck.


11 posted on 02/11/2013 5:46:22 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: dennisw

I will not buy any GE product.


12 posted on 02/11/2013 5:48:19 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: dennisw

Just one question. Do either one produce enough heat to keep my engine block warm at 30 below like the faithful 100 Watt did?


13 posted on 02/11/2013 5:49:04 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Any online lightbulb sources you recommend?


14 posted on 02/11/2013 5:50:46 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

At Walmart for example right now you can buy a standard bulb for around $2.15 that lasts 1,500 hours

(supposedly long life) lol

OR you can go to an online site like 1000bulbs.com and get a bulb of the same wattage for $1.78 that lasts for 20,000 hours!!!!

hm... 1,500 hours or 20,000 hours for less money... tuff choice!


15 posted on 02/11/2013 5:50:46 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: yldstrk

skinny flat screens are the way to go. A major advance over the old CRT monitors and TVs. I see CRTs in the trash all the time...even the old geezers are moving to LED flat screens


16 posted on 02/11/2013 5:50:46 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Iron Munro
Every penny spent on a GE product ... Plus their products suck.
Have boycotted GE appliances since the mid 80s. Krap.
17 posted on 02/11/2013 5:52:16 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Marie

They’re 72 watts because the 75 was banned from manufacture and import in 2013.

The 100 watt was “phased out” in 2012.

Oh, it’s not about controlling you, it’s for your own good!


18 posted on 02/11/2013 5:53:25 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Seriously? How stupid is it that our lives are so complicated by BS government regs that even buying a reasonably-priced light bulb requires research and persistent


19 posted on 02/11/2013 5:54:20 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Wilum
Just one question. Do either one produce enough heat to keep my engine block warm at 30 below like the faithful 100 Watt did?

No more 100 watt incandescent as of January 2012 so I hope you stocked up...I did and I can dump them on ebay at a profit anytime

75 watts are phased out as of January 2013

60 watts are out on January 2014

20 posted on 02/11/2013 5:54:26 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Iron Munro

Nice little scam they’ve got going innit?

I thought of GE the other day when Lansing Michigan Mayor Virg Bernero complained about private citizens buying guns at better prices than the city was paying for the buyback. Instead of paying more themselves, Bernero wants the competition outlawed.

GE also got carbon credits for closing factories here which they immediately reopened in China where they sold the carbon credits to themselves.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 5:55:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PapaBear3625

plus you can buy an wattage you want there 100, 200, 300, heck! 1,500 if you so choose!!! AND you can buy them in bulk by the case and stock up.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 5:56:20 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Thanks for sharing this tip...I never thought of buying bulbs online.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 6:01:30 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Which bulb are you referring to that lasts 20,000 hours? I am clueless when it comes to getting the right bulbs.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 6:06:36 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

do you have a recommended light bulb sales site to share?


25 posted on 02/11/2013 6:09:06 AM PST by Tugo (357SIG)
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To: dennisw
Once again, Monty Python's Flying Circus proves a mere four decades ahead of it's time.


26 posted on 02/11/2013 6:17:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cripplecreek

Replace our leaders, not our lightbulbs!


27 posted on 02/11/2013 6:18:01 AM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: dennisw

GE is a big reason for the ban on incandescent light bulbs.

They were apparently tired of selling light bulbs for 50 cents so they lobbied Congress.

Now they are selling these for a few bucks.

A beautiful thing when global companies have such an effect on our govt don’t ya think?


28 posted on 02/11/2013 6:19:11 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tugo
I have had good luck with these, outlasting Walmart bought GE bulbs by as much as 4 to one and still going. The light is a little more yellow than the GE white Bulbs, and if you have frosted globes in your fixtures, I'd get the clear ones. Decade bulbs, National Hospitality Supply

I am only a customer, and a case is a lot of bulbs.

29 posted on 02/11/2013 6:27:08 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: MrB

I am aware of that. That’s why I said it was ‘pretty smart’. :)

All I can say is that we actually do like the light they put off. They’re really nice.


30 posted on 02/11/2013 6:28:46 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: yldstrk
so, where did all the fat tvs go

My house. Even have an extra one for when one of the others goes out. Why chunk something that's perfectly good just because a new version came out. The wide screens only came out to accomodate hussein's ears.

31 posted on 02/11/2013 6:34:08 AM PST by bgill
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To: dennisw

They’ve been phasing out the higher watt bulbs so that the dim bulbs in Congress and the Federal bureaucracy don’t have to feel so inadequate. Most of them seem to be in the 15 watt range.


32 posted on 02/11/2013 6:39:08 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dennisw

You can get 100 watt rough surface bulbs... not cheap www.1000bulbs.com


33 posted on 02/11/2013 6:48:17 AM PST by GregB (There is a whole lot of stupid out there. prisoner6!)
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To: dennisw

i could never understand halogen bulbs
they are so HOT that has got to be a huge energy loss.


34 posted on 02/11/2013 6:49:44 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Tugo

I used bulbs.com


35 posted on 02/11/2013 6:50:12 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: dennisw

thanks for the reminder!!! i should stock up on some of the 75’s


36 posted on 02/11/2013 6:50:49 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

where do you buy them online that are better quality like that?


37 posted on 02/11/2013 6:52:02 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: dennisw
Yeah, I did stock up on 100’s last year. Home depot had a “case” sale.

Upstate NY gets a yearly cold wave for about a week where temps can go way down. No garage so truck is out in the open. I stick a 100 Watter on my creeper. Helps keep the oil warm. Works great on a snow blower too.

38 posted on 02/11/2013 6:56:02 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: dennisw

Thanks Dennis. I stocked up last year and bought 300 100’s. The Gov’t is insane. Hate their low flush toilets too!


39 posted on 02/11/2013 6:56:18 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: for-q-clinton

here’s a link

http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/60-watt-standard-shape-light-bulbs/

I’ve been using these 20,000 hour ones for years and never had a single one burn out yet.


40 posted on 02/11/2013 6:56:31 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: bgill

CRT’s double as a space heater, as well, so there’s a bonus.


41 posted on 02/11/2013 7:00:17 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: dennisw

The only thing that really happened with the bulb bans was it resulted in the last bulb manufacturers in the US shutting down. I haven’t purchased bulbs recently, but I’d have to guess they are made in China now.


42 posted on 02/11/2013 7:03:56 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

>>>Replace our leaders, not our lightbulbs!>>>

Worth repeating.


43 posted on 02/11/2013 7:05:28 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: dennisw
"But if you don't mind paying more, GE also has 72-watt halogen bulbs (rated as "100-watt equivalent") which put out 1490 lumens, so with those you get slightly better brightness with less energy being used."

I use halogen bulbs in several hard to reach fixtures in my apartment. They are bright and give off a whiter light. However the seem to give off way more heat. Great in the Winter months but it the Summer not so much.

44 posted on 02/11/2013 7:10:10 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Wilum
We use Frost plug heaters in North Dakota: an assortment of engine heaters here, just in case you'd be interested.
45 posted on 02/11/2013 7:21:33 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Wilum

I`ve always used 100`s under the house here and the

rental houses to keep the pipes from freezing.

Got a coupla 100`s in the chicken house,the hens

seem to like `em on a cold nite.


46 posted on 02/11/2013 7:22:55 AM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Bulborama?

Bulborama pear shaped incandescent light bulbs are engineered to last up to 15 times longer than standard light bulbs, therefore reducing operational and maintenance costs, and saving both time and money. Equipped with rugged 5 filament supports, pure tungsten coils, reflector discs, and brass bases, Bulborama industrial grade pear shaped bulbs are the strongest PS bulbs made!


47 posted on 02/11/2013 7:22:55 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Amazon?

Incandescent Light Bulb, Long Life A-21, Long Neck, 20,000 Hours, 150 Watt, Clear
by Aero-Tech
4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
Price: $2.15
Only 13 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Illinois Supply - 3000 Seed & Bulb Varieties.
2 new from $2.14
150 Watts, 120 Volts, Made in U.S.A.
Shape: A21 (Length: 5 5/16”, Diameter: 2 5/8”)
Finish: Clear
Base: Medium (Brass)
Life: 20,000 Hours


48 posted on 02/11/2013 7:24:50 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: dennisw

My local Family Dollar Store has plenty of 75 watt bulbs on sale. Now that I think about it they could be on close out.


49 posted on 02/11/2013 7:27:12 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I’ve been using these 20,000 hour ones for years and never had a single one burn out yet.

The problem is that the long-life bulb are dimmer. The 20,000 hour bulb gives you 480 lumens at 60 watts. The 1,000-hour bulb gives you 825 lumens at 57 watts. In a 4-bulb ceiling fixture, you could put in 2 bulbs and get about the same light.

If that fixture runs 5 hours per day, the 2-bulb setup consumes 103 kWh/year, versus 206 for the 4-bulb. At 8 cents/kWh, that's 8 bucks/year savings. You will need to replace the two 1,000-hour bulbs twice, for a net cost of $2.04, leaving a net savings of $6/year for that fixture. Admittedly, that's not that big a savings.

50 posted on 02/11/2013 7:27:33 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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