US lifts ban on incandescent light bulbs

Discussion in 'Alternative Technologies & Energetics' started by nivek, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I have about six boxes each of 40 watt and 60 watt incandescent bulbs I bought between ten and fifteen years ago, with four bulbs in each box...I forgot I had them in the attic stored away, I won't run out anytime soon lol...I like using a dimmer switch on the areas I use 60 watt bulbs, except in like the bathroom or kitchen...I want to get a couple 100 watt bulbs...

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  2. Rick Hunter

    Rick Hunter Noble

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    Back at our previous house, I had some LED bulbs in the barn and they worked great. They were rated at 5 watts and were about as bright as a 40 watt incandescent. The brand was "Lights of America" or something like that and they were actually made in the USA. Of course, I can't find them now!
     
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  3. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I've been using Ecosmart 100 watt daylight bulbs in my garage, trouble light, work benches etc. 1680 lumens. Damned bright light. Only using 15.5 watts.
     
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  4. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I was over a friend's house and he uses LEDs that have more of a warm glow to them, somewhat mimicking incandescent lighting but to me its frequency bothers my eyes some, or it could be I know in my mind those are LEDs and I'm resisting it sub-consciously lol...They are certainly brighter too but not such a bright white light as the early generations of LEDs...

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  5. Toroid

    Toroid Founding Member

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    I miss the old bulbs and feel they're better. :(
     
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  6. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    They are still around, some are new and improved in some way, not sure but I'll have a look next time I'm in town...I have a stockpile of my own I've been using I bought many years ago when there were first notions of this ban...

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