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Old 09-15-2013, 05:20 AM   #16
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Nothing like a G.E. 60 watt Basic lightbulb. A glass globe with a filament. 960 lumens ,no frills, no problems.
Hey, I want some of those bulbs....all the 60w Incandescent bulbs I've seen only put out 860 lums.....your's must be some higher efficient model

Or maybe I'll stick with my CFL's....I'm fond of the 13w models....about the same output....1/4th the cost in electricity...and last about 8-10x longer....

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When they are mounted base up the heat (they do get hot) migrates to the base. I believe this shortens their life. I had one in a ceiling fan burn up. No flames but enough smoke to get my full attention.
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Hey, I want some of those bulbs....all the 60w Incandescent bulbs I've seen only put out 860 lums.....your's must be some higher efficient model

Or maybe I'll stick with my CFL's....I'm fond of the 13w models....about the same output....1/4th the cost in electricity...and last about 8-10x longer....
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The OP may have heard stories about these recalled CFL's:

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2011/...o-Fire-Hazard/
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I have used CFLs in my garage door opener for 4 years without a problem, but had nothing but problems with filiment bulbs burning out.

I recently (a year ago), put a CFL in my overhead garage light (base above the bulb) that was controlled by a Levittown motion sensor and was worried a little bit When the light switched off, there seemed to be a slight glow, since there was a transient very, very, small flow to keep the sensor alert. I did some checking thinking it was a phantom flow from the small flow. Apparently it was not, since it disappeared within a few minutes of switching off and I never felt any heat on the base of the CFL. - Possibly it was never on long enough to heat up but the bulb has been in there for a year with no problems. - I did this just because I did not like having two different colors of bulbs on at the same time plus the CFL was brighter.

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Nothing like a G.E. 60 watt Basic lightbulb. A glass globe with a filament. 960 lumens ,no frills, no problems.
Outlawed next year. And I thought you needed at least 75 watts to get that many lumens-- outlawed already.

I've had great success with Sylvania CFLs. Of a pair I bought, one failed after five years, another of the same vintage is still working. Philips has been pretty good, GE has been horrible. All the GEs have a slow warmup and fail within a year of their installation.
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Outlawed or banned is sort of a misnomer. The new law just says manuf have to meet certain efficiency standards. If the can make a 60w incandescent bulb that meets the efficiency standard..... Then they can sell it.

What a lot of people don't realize is that the US is lagging the rest of the world when it comes to lighting efficiency. Heck, there are countries in South America that had restrictions on incandescents years ago.

I get a good laugh when I hear people saying they are stock piling in Incan bulbs. Knock yourself out.
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They make 43 watt halogens to replace the standard 60 watt bulbs. They meet the new efficiency standards.
Same size, shape, general appearance as the old ones.

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