homecomfort wrote:well it isn't like their is no replacement option. sure, cfl's and led's have some teething issues, but soon will put out better light, safer and cheaper than out dated red hot incandescent s. and a good thing too for everyone, except maybe the old goats who are stuck in the 60's.
You are correct in what you say but it overlooks certain properties that the old bulbs have. One is full light output as soon as it is turned on, also the quality or certain properties of that light, To follow your reasoning the acquisition of any antique anything would be stupid because the modern is better. In your own line I would much rather have one of the old Honeywell stack controls with mercury switch in preference to the modern control. William considers the antique stove superior also, and with good reason. The cell phone I carry is far inferior to the newest and greatest but it has one property that the new phones can not match. It is compact and easy to carry. Though I use the new bulbs to save electricity and for their longevity I would not criticise anyone for preferring the old for properties the new lacks.