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Wow. Long lasting light bulb.

I just replaced a flourescent like spiraly round bulb, the kind that replaces regular bulbs after never replacing it in 12 years. (it was in the laundry room when i moved in and it just went out.)
Mamapolo201670-79, F
馃槀馃槀 My ex-husband would've said, "Only 12 years?"
ChiefWalksWith40oz22-25
@Mamapolo2016 my ex girlfriend would've said "you don't even care about me 馃槶"
Mamapolo201670-79, F
@ChiefWalksWith40oz Sigh. Yeah.
Nice! I like the Sylvania soft white LED bulbs. I replaced all the incandescents with them almost 10 years ago and all of them still work. They鈥檙e dimmable, stay cool, look like incandescents, use only 13 watts and no harsh fluorescent glare.
Driver2M
Pretty good 12 years
ElwoodBluesM
Did you replace it with another compact flourescent spiral, or did you use an LED bulb this time?

[quote]The average lifespan of CFLs is about 8,000 hours, compared to the 25,000-hour lifetime of LEDs. That comes out to about three CFL bulbs for every one LED purchase.[/quote]
https://www.nopec.org/blognewsroom/blog/comparing-led-vs-cfl-vs-incandescent-light-bulbs/
PennyF
@ElwoodBlues actually, i have a bunch of the old style incandescent bulbs I'm still using lol. i dont really like flourescents or led bulbs. i generally buy reveal or chromalux bulbs but these are just standard bulbs i got from the flea market. i have a ton of them.
ElwoodBluesM
@Penny According to that same site,
[quote]If you were to light an incandescent bulb for 25,000 hours, it would cost $169, compared to the $30 cost to light an LED. For this reason, incandescent bulbs typically don鈥檛 shine as bright as CFL and LED bulbs.[/quote]
I guess if someone else is paying for the electricity then you could use purchase cost to justify incandescents.
PennyF
@ElwoodBlues oh wow. thats a good reason to switch. thank you :)

 
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