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Re: CFL Lightbulbs, LEDs, Incandescents
Old 03-10-2007, 08:03 PM   #81
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Re: CFL Lightbulbs, LEDs, Incandescents

I've had two quit. Both of the same type. One in the socket, and my spare.

Had me taking the fixture apart to find the loose wire.

What are the odds? :P

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Re: CFL Lightbulbs, LEDs, Incandescents - Costco sale $
Old 03-11-2007, 01:13 PM   #82
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Re: CFL Lightbulbs, LEDs, Incandescents - Costco sale $

On apartments that we have upgraded windows and insulation on there is a program here in Oregon that swaps out incandescents for cfls. I've been told by the guys installing the bulbs that the CFLs take a "set" for a given location and that when the bulb is first installed that it should be left on for a couple hours. CFLs that we have burning in walkway lights for 14 solid hours /night seem to have particularly good life expectancy - Mythbusters results are not duplicated by our strictly anecdotal experience. We tend to use them where the light is left on for extended periods. Costco had a mixed pack - 3 60W, 3 100W, and a 65W reflector type for about $6 after on-site rebate yesterday - pretty cheap.

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