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Old 06-27-2011, 01:31 PM  
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My father had some in his house until this happened and he switched back to regular bulbs.

He said instead of burning out, it literally BURNED out.



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Holy crap ^ That's scary. I really hope that doesn't happen to mine anytime soon.



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I use ICFs or LEDs wherever possible because of the economics (buy in bulk with utility sponsored pricing).

The exception is where there is a requirement for dimming or compatibility with other bulbs.

The options on the color are improving.

I had one crazy thing happen a couple of years ago when my garage door opener light was burning out quickly and the heavy duty bulbs were no better. I screwed in an ICF that I had and and it has lasted about 3 years so far. Due to cold winter temps, it starts out a little slow, but within a minute, it is at full power.

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Holy crap ^ That's scary. I really hope that doesn't happen to mine anytime soon.
It's the only time I've known of it. I pay attention to my bulbs though.
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Since I change all the ones in our store and home, I see about 3 of those a month. Usually because they were in a high moisture environment.

Going with LEDs as these burn out. Those are nicely adjustable IF you get the 12VDC DC variety and run them through a transformer with a battery system like an RV. If the power goes out here, only the fridge quits working and a light comes on to tell me. After an hour or so, the LPG system starts to run the fridge.



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