Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:17 pm

I'm stocking up on 200 Watt bulbs. Why? Because I can, dammit! toothy


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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:34 am

Part of my "stash":

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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:22 am

I just took a shot on an LED for a desk lamp because the price dropped to $10.

So far, I like it. I have the CFL's that came with the ceiling fan and I'm thinking of changing them for LED's.

Only 7W for 40W of light. And dimmable unlike the CFL's.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: Willis On: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:24 pm

200 Watt , wow why didnt I think of that Smitty! I have noticed for a while now that I can no longer find 150 watt flood lights for outside. I tried the CFL version but they are worthless in motion lights. Now I have been replacing all of those with 150watt halogens just to get some damn light.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:48 pm

I still like these the best. Figured I'd best hold on to a bunch. Never know when I might need then again. :roll:
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PostBy: international86 On: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:44 am

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:57 am

Hey Fred, what else do you have hidden in the barn? It has been a long time since I have seen one of those bulbs.

Last night I "bench tested" my latest ebay score, a "Yard Lite" in the original box. 175 watt Mercury Vapor, all components are Made in USA, it even had a KMart sticker on it from 1981. For some reason the camera makes the light look green, to my eye it is a BRIGHT white with a hint of blue/green. Eventually it will go on one of my outbuildings, but for now it will go back in the box.
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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:31 am

yep looks like kryptonite :shock:

chuck steak beware :roll:
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:32 am

I have three 250 watt low bay Sodium or Mercury Vapor lights in my garage (1 more to put up yet) they can turn night into day & aren't too bad on the electric bill, mine also give a clean white light I think the early ones gave a yellow or green tint.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:50 am

High pressure sodium bulbs produce an orange light...I don't care for it but at least the bulbs last a long time. Metal halide or mercury vapor bulbs produce a more "white" light.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:22 am

I wouldn't stock up on incandescent bulbs unless they were bargain prices. New LED bulbs are currently under development that promise to make them a good value and what you will want to buy. It's not there yet but it coming. A lot of new initiative ideas. For example, a metal bulb. I've posted before about the heat problem with LED bulbs. The chip, the source of light gets very hot. It needs a heat sink. Mounting it directly to a metal heat sink solves that problem. Make the metal in the shape of a glass incandescent bulb, and have lots of LED's all over it, in exactly the right places to get uniform light distribution would be ideal. But, the electronics would be a nightmare. Getting low voltage DC for each of the LEDs from 120 VAC is tough. But what if you put them all in series and powered them directly from AC. As the 60 Hz sine wave voltage rises only a few LED's would be illuminated progressing to all illuminated at peak voltage. This all happens at a 60 Hz rate, much like a TV raster. It's being tested in R&D labs now and some version of will become a real product the a few years. I will be expensive at first, but because of it's long life and superior light output, color spectrum, etc. it's what you will buy. Market volume will drive the price down.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:19 pm

Ya mean it's what YOU would buy Yanche---hell, I'm at an age that I don't need them to last all that long. :clap: toothy good info though ;)
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:46 pm

I know what your talking about there Freetown, I went far too long burning my candle from both ends. Don't know if I'll be around to see that many more bulbs burn out, I'll most likely be leaving some perfectly good bulbs behind.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:35 pm

samhill wrote:I know what your talking about there Freetown, I went far too long burning my candle from both ends. Don't know if I'll be around to see that many more bulbs burn out, I'll most likely be leaving some perfectly good bulbs behind.

There's the makings of a rule for life somewhere there. Maybe,

Stay away from candles and burn your bulbs
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:52 pm

Yanche wrote:I wouldn't stock up on incandescent bulbs unless they were bargain prices. New LED bulbs are currently under development that promise to make them a good value and what you will want to buy. It's not there yet but it coming. A lot of new initiative ideas. For example, a metal bulb. I've posted before about the heat problem with LED bulbs. The chip, the source of light gets very hot. It needs a heat sink. Mounting it directly to a metal heat sink solves that problem. Make the metal in the shape of a glass incandescent bulb, and have lots of LED's all over it, in exactly the right places to get uniform light distribution would be ideal. But, the electronics would be a nightmare. Getting low voltage DC for each of the LEDs from 120 VAC is tough. But what if you put them all in series and powered them directly from AC. As the 60 Hz sine wave voltage rises only a few LED's would be illuminated progressing to all illuminated at peak voltage. This all happens at a 60 Hz rate, much like a TV raster. It's being tested in R&D labs now and some version of will become a real product the a few years. I will be expensive at first, but because of it's long life and superior light output, color spectrum, etc. it's what you will buy. Market volume will drive the price down.


That's all well and good except that I am quite happy with standard bulbs. I like standard bulbs. I don't care about the heat vs light argument. They are what go in my beautiful, Turn Of The Century art glass lamps. In fact I get the reproduction Edison Mazda light bulbs to go in them. I want the choice of what furnishes my home. Not others choosing for me by via force to put stuff there I never would in the first place. That's the whole point. I can't see why so few people get that.
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