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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-29-07 09:11 AM
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6. Updates - bought a bunch of them
thanks for all the advice!

Cosco had 60 watt equivalents 8 for $11, so I bought a ton and replaced most of the lights we use all the time. Also a 4 pack of 100 watt equivalents for $6.

some notes:

the 100 watt bulbs are larger than a standard light bulb, and dont fit in some table lamps.

bulbs seem dimmer at first, but warm up after a few minutes to the point where you dont notice them.

Dont put a fluorescent bulb in a light circuit that has illuminated switches. Local building code here requires switches that light up for stairway lights, which turns your light switch into a mini-night light. The constant low power over the circuit causes a fluorescent bulb to flash every couple seconds, turning your stairway into a strobe light.

and fluorescent bulbs dont seem to like being in outdoor sockets in the cold. one stopped working after an hour in 22 degrees, it was off and would not turn on.
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