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Old 01-06-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If you break a bulb and the socket is still stuck. Remove the power to the socket (via breaker, confirm with voltmeter).

Cut a potato in half and push the flat end of one potato half into the broken socket. Twist and remove.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I swipe the bulb base with some plain parrafin before screwing bulb into the lamp.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Years ago, we just wiped our finger alongside our nose, then wiped that on the base of the bulb.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Federal law has scheduled incandescent light bulbs to be phased out by 2014. IKEA has already stopped selling them. Its a waste of money at this point.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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Federal law has scheduled incandescent light bulbs to be phased out by 2014. IKEA has already stopped selling them. Its a waste of money at this point.
Not for those of us that have stocked up on them.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Federal law has scheduled incandescent light bulbs to be phased out by 2014. IKEA has already stopped selling them. Its a waste of money at this point.
I think that the law actually set efficiency requirements that will be phased in by 2014 and they seem to have a fairly limited scope.

You will still be able to get halogens, FWIW.
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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The rest of the planet is set for phaseout by 2012. GE closed its plant in late 2010. Maybe China will make us some more.

http://legalinvestigations.com/blog/?p=349 (broken link)

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You will still be able to get halogens, FWIW.
Well sort of

http://www.havells-sylvania.com/images/stories/catalogs/Customer_Info_on_EuP_Regulation_19_03_2009.pdf (broken link)
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Not for those of us that have stocked up on them.
Yessir..... can't stand the light those CFL thingies put out. I like a warm light, not hospital sterile light.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Yessir..... can't stand the light those CFL thingies put out. I like a warm light, not hospital sterile light.

Did you know that one can get 'warm' light CFLs? There's a great difference from the cool lights.
Personally, I like the cool lights for my project lamp; they seem to provide clearer or sharper visibility of my handwork.
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