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Old 01-08-2011, 08:16 PM   #21
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Was thinking today that the purchase of a case or two of 75W bulbs would probably be as good an investment as forever stamps.

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Old 01-09-2011, 06:56 AM   #22
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Do they still take a while to get to full brightness?
Yes, but not that long. It seems to be temperature related. The ones I have in outdoor fixtures take several minutes to get to full brightness when it's really cold out, although they are still perfectly usable as soon as switched on.

Indoors, the difference is much less, so although they do get a bit brighter within a minute or so, it's not that noticeable.

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I'm not ready to make the switch to CFL. I still perfer incandecent bulbs. I like the GE Reveal Brand and Sylvania Daylight although they don't last very long.
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Mine take about a minute to ramp up. However, I heard there are new bulbs that cut that time down a lot. However, they are about 40% more than my "old ones"..........
I like the CFL daylight bulbs, but my wife doesn't. We have a little conflict about this. In trying to find a CFL daylight-type bulb my wife would put up with, through experiment I've discovered that she can't stand 6500K CFLs (too blue-greenish) but 5800K CFLs are more tolerable. However, the low-wattage 5800K bulbs I've found so far do take at least 10 seconds or so to ramp up. Higher wattage 5800K bulbs don't seem to have this problem -- they come on full right away.

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