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Old 10-15-2016, 07:08 AM
 
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no they were compact florescent .they were called spiral lamps. they had a built in ballast in the base so you could just screw them in
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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I still use incandescent bulbs. I did buy one of the "newer" types-not LED- and it takes a long time to come up to full brightness. You can't beat the white glow of whale-oil, though; thanks a lot Greenpeace!
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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I had a really nice halogen floor lamp once it was really bright but also dimmable. The only bad thing is the bulb got really hot so if a paper fell off a shelf nearby it was a fire hazard. Also once the bulb burned out I bought a new bulb to change it and it was never the same so I had to throw the lamp out. It says not to touch the bulb with your bare hands either because if you get any oils from your skin on it the bulb gets ruined, aint nobody got time for that.
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I don't like those curly ones. People claim they last many years, but I haven't found that to be the case, and they're just more expensive, so I use incandescents. When my wife and I got together, she had the curly ones. She has since gone through several, and I have talked her into buying 60 or 75 watt incandescents to replace them.
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:38 AM
 
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Just curious…..

I know prices of LED and other bulbs have come down. But I have a stash of incandescents I'm still using.


All LED here. Less heat load too.
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:53 AM
 
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I love the new nightlights, there's no bulb there's just a little metal dot, I guess it's an LED, it has a night sensor too.
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-DztJtSFa8

This is really interesting. Some of it has to be done by hand, I guess that's why they are more expensive.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:13 AM
 
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I had a really nice halogen floor lamp once it was really bright but also dimmable. The only bad thing is the bulb got really hot so if a paper fell off a shelf nearby it was a fire hazard. Also once the bulb burned out I bought a new bulb to change it and it was never the same so I had to throw the lamp out. It says not to touch the bulb with your bare hands either because if you get any oils from your skin on it the bulb gets ruined, aint nobody got time for that.
All my operating room surgical and exam lights are Halogen with the same warnings as to not touch the bulb with bare hands as are most projection type lamps...

Luckily I'm paid to have time for that.
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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I had a really nice halogen floor lamp once it was really bright but also dimmable. The only bad thing is the bulb got really hot so if a paper fell off a shelf nearby it was a fire hazard. Also once the bulb burned out I bought a new bulb to change it and it was never the same so I had to throw the lamp out. It says not to touch the bulb with your bare hands either because if you get any oils from your skin on it the bulb gets ruined, aint nobody got time for that.
The bulb is not ruined if you get oils on it. It simply needs to be cleaned to remove the oils. The oils cause the section on which they are located to expand at a different rate then the rest of the envelope when heated, which can cause a rupture.
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:18 PM
 
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the oil reflects the heat back in to the lamp over heating it .
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