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Thread: Does anyone still use incandescent light bulbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newb View Post
    I hate how the new bulbs burn out so quickly .. I have a few in places that take a very agile and brave person to get to,(poor planning on my part) and only use the old style there, no stockpile tho .. I aint getting any younger and I'm lot rounder now too!! lol

    To those burning candles .. if you have a forced air furnace .. keep an eye out on the furnace filter .. that soot actually leaves a greasy black coating on them, they'll eventually starve the fan motor for air. Went to check my filter and was surprised, it clogs the filter media much sooner and doesn't look bad if you just do a visual, but I run my fan constant and have the long lasting 4" filters. Yet still only get one season out for them(3months).

    I found candles made in China (dollar store and department store ones) turned my furnace filter black. Imagine what it does to your lungs?

    I switched to soy candles made in Canada or the USA and no longer have this problem.
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    Because LED and CFL are so expensive I am waiting till my actual bulbs burn out before replacing them. I prefer natural light whenever possible.
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    Have not tried LED yet, but have been using CFL's for years now. Save money and the bulbs last much longer. I dislike incandescent bc it use at least 5x more watts and burn out so frequently and not as bright as CFL.
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    I have binned a so-called long lasting LED a month ago when I noticed one of the bathroom bulbs was burnt out. To the rescue, a 60W incandescent bulb. So glad I stockpiled a couple of packages two years ago but will cry when I cannot find them in the stores.

    Not sure if the LED bulb was one of the 99 cents finds at dollar store when sibling got a big bagful and replaced many but not all incandescent bulbs. I refuse to have those LED bulbs in my room (audible noise). I may try a brand name LED bulb from Lowes for my room--any noise and I'll take the bulb out.
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    Those arent good for the environment. Suck up a lot of electricity. Better opt for CFLs.

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