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: snuffy On: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:50 pm

Yeah, it's the strangest thing. Quite literally like an on/off switch except the medication is needed for the off switch. This is why we stocked up on incandescent bulbs - she is least affected by these. I was able to find one magnetic ballast today but I need two. I decided to change out the fixture and go with a smaller sized light rated for (3) 100 watt bulbs. That will be brighter than the former 160 watt light but I'm a little reluctant to do it because I may not get the lumens I'll need for the kitchen task lighting.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:01 pm

freetown fred wrote:Here's what I use.Can't figure out why I have so much trouble seeing at night. ... Yep, these are from back when. ...

Indoor blackout ..... sounds like one of my party's, Fred. :D :drunk:


Yanche wrote:The winner of the 60 watt LED Edison socket light bulb competition has been announced. The prize is a cool $10 million. It's Philips with this bulb:

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Man ... that is one ugly assed bulb!! :shock:


europachris wrote:
I have a case (6 pcs.) of 6000 lumen 6.6A series incandescent lamps for streetlighting service (and matching fixtures) that consume 330 watts. .......

WOAH you got me beat by a mile!! I'd have to go around to people at the earth day parade in Worcester & try to sell those. That would be fun! :lol:
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: snuffy On: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:26 pm

I'm beginning to wonder if this is moot altogether. I noticed that the majority of lamps at Lowes are rated for CFL's. It also seems that most require a pin type CFL and not the screw in bulb. I guess the EPA will next scrunch the you know what of Underwriters Labs and force their denial of traditional lamp underwritting.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:50 am

snuffy wrote:Yeah, it's the strangest thing. Quite literally like an on/off switch except the medication is needed for the off switch. This is why we stocked up on incandescent bulbs - she is least affected by these. I was able to find one magnetic ballast today but I need two. I decided to change out the fixture and go with a smaller sized light rated for (3) 100 watt bulbs. That will be brighter than the former 160 watt light but I'm a little reluctant to do it because I may not get the lumens I'll need for the kitchen task lighting.


There are TONS of used & new magnetic ballasts on ebay. Take a look, I'm sure you can find what you need. Just this spring I had a ballast die in one of our kitchen lights. It had 4 T12 bulbs in it, I removed both of the old ballasts and installed a single ($12) electronic T8 ballast and new 25watt T8 bulbs. It turns on faster than it ever did before, and provides plenty of light.

europachris wrote:I have a case (6 pcs.) of 6000 lumen 6.6A series incandescent lamps for streetlighting service (and matching fixtures) that consume 330 watts. :shock:


I just bought a case of industrial service 200 Watt incandescents. My garage and cellar stairway only has one bulb each, so until I get around to installing additional fixtures the big bulbs provide enough light for minimal cost...regardless of temperature.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:33 am

This whole topic is surreal. Imagine in this Country, citizens discussing the hoarding of light bulbs because of a Government that is taking them away by force. Doesn't that strike you as something out of the Twilight Zone?
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:20 pm

I was selling them at Old Mill pine for $5 a box, 48 count. LOL

There's three boxes sitting in this picture here to the center left, about 10boxes in total and it took me all week to sell them. You'd think at $5 they'd be gone yesterday:

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

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:28 pm

It's gone...Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... -bulb-ban/
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: Willis On: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:09 am

At least I won't have to buy bulbs for a while. Darn it there goes my black market light bulb venture. :P
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:12 am

Willis wrote:At least I won't have to buy bulbs for a while. Darn it there goes my black market light bulb venture. :P



lol, the prices should come down now, I did notice they went up, I'll buy here and there because this will come back, and I had the same idea.... ;)
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:48 am

grumpy wrote:
Willis wrote:At least I won't have to buy bulbs for a while. Darn it there goes my black market light bulb venture. :P



lol, the prices should come down now, I did notice they went up, I'll buy here and there because this will come back, and I had the same idea.... ;)


Sorry to have to tell you but this isn't a done deal. The Congress only kicked the can down the road and will revisit it later next year. As for the price going down, don't count on it. GE closed their big factory in Winchester, VA and that's going to be hard to replace even if they wanted to. No, that boat has left the dock. Take care, Lisa
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:27 pm

In the electronics trade magazines I get the talk is the manufactures of light bulb replacements are continuing with their Edison bulb replacement plans, especially the LED replacement products. In the coming years you will see entire replacement fixtures that make long term economic sense, especially for commercial/industrial use. Replacement fixtures are desirable because the LED heat needs to be dissipated by conduction not radiation.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: ceccil On: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:27 pm

How are these LED lamps? I have yet to try one because of the price but am willing to spend the $$ on one to try if they are decent. I replaced all of my standard bulbs with CFL's and it was the biggest waste of money ever. In the two yrs. or so that I have used them, I think I have replaced them ALL at least once and some of them twice. I have been slowly reverting back to the incandescents. The cost of replacing the bulbs far outweighs any energy savings.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:44 pm

I would call the current residential products a work in progress. Cree is one of the leaders. See: http://www.cree.com/ It's an USA company that develops and sells everything from the LED chips to complete lighting fixtures. Lighting Science is another. See: http://www.lsgc.com/ Some of their products are sold at Home Depot. I bought a LED disk light to solve a unique problem I had. A disk LED light is intended for a plug-in replacement for a ceiling can light. It's a disk type lens with the LEDs in it. A small module is included that converts the AC line voltage to DC for the LEDs. My application was for an outside porch light that mounts on a soffit right above a out swinging door. It must be very shallow to clear the door top. The LED was the only product that would work for me. It was expensive, $39 or so. I'm very happy with it. It is not instant on, it's only drawback.

When buying make sure you understand color temperature. If you want anything comparable to incandescent light it must have color temps of 3000 or lower. Anything higher is a harsh blueish white. New designs mix the LED wavelengths from several different LEDs to get the desired spectrum. Other designs use phosphors similar to that in a color CRT. I'd delay buying anything now unless you have a special need. The lower cost products are coming.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: ceccil On: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:57 pm

Yanche wrote:I'd delay buying anything now unless you have a special need. The lower cost products are coming.


Understood. I really didnt know the difference between the numbers anyway. I may still pick up one for a fixture in the living room thats on most of the time. I'll hold off in the others for now. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Anyone else stocking up on 100w bulbs?...or am I just crazy?

PostBy: Robert On: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:21 pm

Not to worry as I read in the newspaper and heard on the news that our powers to be have delayed the 100 watt light bulb ban until 2014.
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