Will u tell ur grand-kids about the magic & excitement of the incandescent lightbulb?

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  1. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    Night-time will just never be the same :( :cry:



    Lights out for the incandescent light bulb as of Jan. 1, 2014

    When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, the year ends -- and so does the ordinary lightbulb.

    Jan. 1. marks the end of a seven-year effort to outlaw the ordinary lightbulb, thanks to a 2007 law that raised minimum efficiency standards for traditional incandescent bulbs far beyond what the technology can manage.
    It’s lights out for the traditional light bulb, in other words, which was essentially killed by that bill.

    “The government started phasing out incandescents in 2010, starting with the 100-watt bulb, and then followed by the 75-watt,” explained Melissa Andresko, communications director for lighting-automation company Lutron.

    “Come January 1, both the 60- and the 40-watt bulbs are going away. And that’s really going to have the most impact on consumers because those are the most popular incandescent bulb types right now,” she told FoxNews.com earlier this month.

    The demise of the incandescent bulb might come as a surprise to most Americans, however. A recent study by Lutron pointed out that fewer than 1 in 3 adults (just 28 percent) were aware of the planned phase out. A similar Socket Survey[​IMG] by Sylvania showed slightly more awareness -- 4 in 10 were aware of the phase out, it revealed.

    Contrary to some reports, the 2007 law doesn’t mandate that manufacturers discontinue their bulbs, just that they improve them: 40W bulbs must draw just 10.5W, and 60W bulbs 11W. TWhe result is the same: Incandescents simply can’t keep up with those twisty compact fluorescent (CFL) and newer LED bulbs, and even retailers are buying in bulk as the calendar winds down.


    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/12/31/end-road-for-incandescent-light-bulb/
     
  2. Billy Brown

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    I have a warehouse full of them. The new bulbs are shit.
     
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    rip little funny bulb thingy
     
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    The twisty bulbs are for hipsters and faggots. Where is the America I once loved? :facepalm:
     
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    So my hardware store is going to take them off the shelves tomorrow
     
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    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    Its almost enough to make a grown man cry... The warm, cozy light of a 60 watt bulb traded for a bright-white, stale LED concoction

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    Those cfl bulbs suck. They are more expensive and don't last as long. I started buying some LED floods for my can lights. The color is fine and matches the incandescent bulbs. Those fuckers are $20 each though. They are guaranteed for 3 years. I am saving receipts and keeping records so if one goes out at 2 years, 10 months, I'm going back to Lowes to get a free replacement.
     
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    I'm still mourning gas lamps and telephone operators.
     
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    What are they going to do about all of the little cutsey bulbs that go in chandeliers and other fancy lights?
    No more incandescent Christmas lights?
     
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    I use candelabra light bulbs in my room; can't stand bright light - I must be part vampire or something .....
     
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    I don't think they're outlawing the small ones; at least I hope not ..... :pray:


    edit: looks like I'm safe:
    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20...ny-popular-light-bulbs-will-disappear-in-2014

    the law doesn't affect all incandescent light bulbs, just general-service bulbs - pear-shaped bulbs with a medium base, the kind that for years were used most commonly in the home. A whole lot of bulbs are exempt, including three-way bulbs, 150-watt bulbs and bulbs with narrower candelabra bases that are often used in chandeliers.
     
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    they don't have telephone operators anymore?
     
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    gilaet Zen As Fuck Gold

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    When was the last time you used one?
     
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    Thomas Edison is turning in his grave.
     
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    Yesterday to get the phone number for lucio's American grill
     
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    I was goofing on a patient who still calls information. I asked him why he didn't just google it and he pulled out a flip phone.
     
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    Why didn't you just google it?
     
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    He has a flip phone.
     
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    Cause I was driving
     
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    Pull your phone book out and look it up.


    I've been tossing my phone books in the recycle bin as soon as I get them for years.