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theantiquetiger
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Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck

I remember when these came out. They were supposed to be the next “sliced bread” of the light bulb world. They costs 5x more, but save you money on energy and supposed to last 10x longer.
As an incandescent bulb went out, I’d replace with the new ones.
These piece of shite bulbs do not last 10x longer than the incandescent bulbs. I have new bulbs going out after a couple years. I have incandescent bulbs that are still original to my house from 18 years ago.

Sorry about that, get off my lawn

/rant


RonLaFlamme
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
I’ve had a whole house full of LED bulbs and might’ve changed 2 in 10 years.


Tyga Woods
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
I always figured you as the kind of guy that would illuminate his home with lanterns and candelabras.
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theantiquetiger
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
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I always figured you as the kind of guy that would illuminate your home with lanterns and candelabras.


Only during the senior citizen swinger parties!


paperwasp
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
Assuming you're talking about LED bulbs, you're correct that they don't last as long as advertised.

However, with that much lower wattage, you can get some smart plugs and set lamps in your home to turn on and off automatically, or get smart bulbs that change intensity or transition from cool to warm throughout the day — it's literally a set-and-forget exercise.

And controlling six bulbs in your home this way still only uses about as much electricity as one older incandescent bulb.


Quatrepot
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
They suck for chicken brooders too


Twincam
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
They put cheap, shite drivers in them that can’t handle the heat over time. I’m going back to compact fluorescent as I change the dead LEDs.


RougeDawg
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
The LEDs are capable of lasting 10 years. The control chip may not depending on what you paid.



AndyCBR
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
Additionally, the new LED's are garbage.

Yes the LED element can last 20 years but the POS Chinese driver board fails in a year or two.

See all those flickering LED lights in business parking lots? Yeah that's the failed driver board doing its magic.


Dawgfanman
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
Govt shouldn’t be dictating what type of lightbulbs we can have, how much water we can use to flush, or how many mpg our cars can get.



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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
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how much water we can use to flush


I've got a toilet from the 70's in my house that is staying with me until I die.


Shexter
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These piece of shite bulbs do not last 10x longer than the incandescent bulbs.




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Hankg
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
I agree totally with antique!! It blows my mind how it’s illegal to manufacture and sell incandescent bulbs. But blows my mind more that people are just ok with it. Didn’t the government have something more important to focus on? Isn’t America about freedom and choice? Just like EV’s. I’m not against someone else having the right to buy one. I just don’t want to be told ( that’s the way it’s going) that at some point I’m going to have to buy one.


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Dawgfanman
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They suck for chicken brooders too


Won’t keep the well house warm on a cold night.


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Saint Alfonzo
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I always figured you as the kind of guy that would illuminate your home with lanterns and candelabras.

Need some torch sconces illuminating the way to the dungeons.


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ItzMe1972
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The Centennial Light is the world's longest-lasting light bulb, burning since 1901, and almost never turned off. It is located at 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California, and maintained by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department


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Btrtigerfan
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
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Govt shouldn’t be dictating what type of lightbulbs we can have, how much water we can use to flush, or how many mpg our cars can get.


Wait until you find out you purchased your own wiretap and pay for the internet service that connects it.


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SportsGuyNOLA
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Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck


1000% agree


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bountyhunter
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re: Old man rant - the new “low watt” light bulbs suck
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I've got a toilet from the 70's in my house that is staying with me until I die.

Hell, with the price of burial these days you could advocate that your kids cremate you and compost your ashes for a plant in the bowl of the toilet. Redneck lawn ornament.


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Only during the senior citizen swinger parties!




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