Skip to comments.Paying $60 For A Light Bulb That Lasts 20 Years Is Kind Of A No-Brainer (Really?!)
Posted on 04/23/2012 3:19:08 PM PDT by SMGFan
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Yep. According to this story, one has been going since at least 1905, so that's 107 years so far.
I still have a computer I bought 20 years ago. The problem is obsolesence. But I say let the market decide. I don’t want Obama telling me I’ve got to buy it though.
I respect your opinion, I disagree, I like ice cream.
The apartment complex my sister lived in changed all her bulbs to the new ones. I hated those new bulbs as they were dim when first turned on, and took a while to reach their full capacity. When in the bathroom, you'd basically be peeing in the dark.
In 2009 I moved into an apartment that had been refurbished with a couple dozen or so CFL bulbs in the ceiling. The bulbs were brand-new when I moved in. Within a year more than half of them were burned out. The savings to my electric bill was more than negated by the cost of replacing the bulbs prior to me vacating the unit.
Put in a DC transformer for you light circuit and normal lights will last 20 years.
Weird......every light, but one (don’t wanna use the flash), in my house just went out moments after reading that story.
after bozo spends billions on them , the price will drop. LED’s are the future and CFC’s are shit
We replaced 30 Halogen 75 Watt bulbs with 18, 17 Watt LED lights in our main gallery room. And an additional amount in the downstairs gallery so for 36 LED bulbs that really work with artwork. We had been looking for this type lighting for about three years but this past August we found the TCP par 38 LED. Spent about $1,500. in total. So that's the bad news.
Here's the good news. Our light bill went from $450-500 per month down to $200-250 per month. So now in the 9 months we have recouped all monies spent. An added benefit is that the air conditioning has gone practically off as halogen 90 watt bulbs put out a ton of heat.
Now we are seeing the prices beginning to tumble. So if I outlive the first thirty six I'll need to replace them all in 20 years. Doubt that will happen.
AKA Lenin's birthday...
Yepper. (thx for providing that link)
But we really needed the new and improved version the govt is trying to ram down our throats...which contain mercury no less.
We’ve come along way baby...
Yeah! It makes a lot of sense for those of us past 70. /s
Let’s run the math: I can buy an incandescent light bulb that will last a year for 50 cents. In 20 years, I’ll have spent 10 bucks. Compared to 60 bucks? They think we’re pretty stupid.
How do they know it will last 20 years? They only tested it for 1 1/2 years!!! LOL
Man, they really think we’re stupid!
If they can get the price down a little I will install them all over my house. I live in Texas, and we run the air conditioner 9 months out of the year. Led’s don’t get hot. I already have a couple. They will save on air conditioner costs. They also use very little electricity, so there is more savings. (that’s why led flashlights have such a long run time.)The long bulb life is only part of the advantage. Now, at the price they are, I’m in no hurry to switch over all my lamps just yet, but they will come down. The only down side I can see to them is that the light is different, and takes a bit of getting used to.
LED lights work really well for illuminating art work and jewelry cases.
The lights are fantastic.
Companies are coming out with equivalent to incandescent light quality and way cheaper.
In the next few months there will be 75 watt equivalent bulbs that fit in standard sockets for around $15 and last decades.
Good job, the art looks great.
...but only if you didn’t have to carry on a conversation with her.
Have you seen that you can just update a standard UPS with a bigger battery (or battery stack)?
I have some original CFL’s that are still going after at least 15 years (US made , non-twisty ,, rectangular and 2D types) ... I’ve had Chinese made blow out on first power up ,, some have lasted as much as 5 years in a low stress environment (higher quality “natural spectrum” Chinese made .. on a timer , on 12/off 12 lighting a fish tank) ,, some have failed (ballast) ,, one actually melted the plastic base on failure. I have some LED lighting ,, the major problem seems to be the pcb ,, I have entire rows of led’s go out in an array...
You’re just ASKING for a graphic of Helen Thomas in a Playboy bunny suit, and I’m NOT hanging around to see it!