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"Tribute" Gone for good, the Incandescent Globe.

I would first start with I am completely pro Fluoro even more-so LeD.

Yet I must say I did shed a tear for my friend the Incandescent.
Good times, good times.

Any one else have some humourous/memorable occasions involving the Incandescent?

If you do, you may be interested in my lastest 5 min project involving an Incandesent and a LeD fit-out...

And here comes the Incan 'ible's.... ;)

Goodhart~ care to share your under car fuel drama again? :)


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FireBAT9 years ago
I've broken more than I care to count with my head! (I'm 6'4") I broke 2 CFLs by walking into them in my basement, but the spirals just broke away from the bases, ruining the bulbs but not shattering the glass and letting the mercury out. We only have 6-7 incans left in the house, and they will soon be replaced. I bought replacement CFLs, (They're the decorative Globe bulbs for in the bathroom mirror) but one was defective out of the package! Also, I know they're trying, but does it make any sense to honk on about how environmentally friendly your CFL bulbs are, then package them in either those thick plastic "blister" packs, or in Metal-foil coated cardboard with plastic windows, neither of which can be recycled easily? At least Wal-Mart's store brand bulbs are in a sturdy, thick, but fully recyclable (or reusable) cardboard box.
PKM9 years ago
I saw a maddening article on the BBC news website about people who are stocking up on incandescents (planned to be phased out at some time soon) because they don't like CFLs. Common complaints are "they take ages to warm up", "I don't like the colour of the light" and "They contain mercury, so in your face, tree-huggers". Erm... modern CFLs turn on almost instantly, have a very similar spectrum to incandescents (over 50% of people randomly tested couldn't tell the difference) and the mercury hardly impacts on your "enjoyment" of them, other than having to dispose of one properly every few years. When I am Supreme Dictator For Life I will make it a crime to be proud of needlessly damaging the environment. And being proud of sucking at maths.
LinuxH4x0r PKM9 years ago
Yeah, but can you use them with dimmers? NO! thats why I support led technology
Yes you can, I have two dimmable CFL's at home and they work great... But you need to buy dimmable CFL's don't use normal ones they will fail.... (( Yes they are a few bucks more I think I payed $8 a bulb )) But Yes LED's bulbs that are affordable would be nice, but all the small ones I have seen are not able to be dimmed and advise against using them in a dimmer controlled fixture.....
Yes, but $8! Leds can be dimmed
PKM LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
$8 as opposed to what? Are there any serious LED bulbs on the market at the moment? (I can't remember where those golfball ones were)
The last I heard LED bulbs still had problems with diffusion, although that might be different now.

Yes, LEDs can be dimmed but I think CFLs can be as well, they just can't in regular dimming fixtures because both have their own integral power supplies. I just have a couple of different wattage bulbs in different fixtures and shades :)
gmoon PKM9 years ago
Here's a source for LED bulbs. Unfortunately, it's Hong Kong...but just look a couple years into the future...
Kiteman gmoon9 years ago
For some reason, all the UK bayonet-fitting LED bulb replacements cost several tens of pounds (several twenties of US$).
An led fitted bayonet??

That makes absolutely no sense.
Why not? I have three bayonet fittings in this room, I would appreciate three bayonet LED bulbs but at the moment have three bayonet CFLs.

You do know bayonet means one of these not one of these?
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