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New ´flat´ light bulb that lasts 22 YEARS
is as bright as a traditional 60W
one (and will save you £80)

Daily Mail [UK], by Sarah Griffiths

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/3/2014 2:45:45 PM

The days of fumbling in the dark to replace a light bulb could soon be a thing of the past--or at least a very rare occurrence--thanks to a new innovation. A new style of light bulb that is flatter, more energy efficient and lasts over 22 years is set to go on sale. Philips’ SlimStyle light bulb promises a comparable brightness to a 60W incandescent bulb instantly--with no annoying wait for the bulb to ‘warm up’. The Dutch electronics manufacturer said the improvement to energy efficient light bulbs, which are often criticised for being more expensive and duller than classic

Before you ask: less than $10. And the price will drop quickly. Would be nice if it´s made in the US. Even if it´s Chinese made, though, one of its most important features is it´s not made by GE.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nosillod, 1/3/2014 2:53:33 PM     (No. 9678385)

I´ll believe it when I see it. The new mercury based light bulbs have been less reliable than the regular bulbs for me.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/3/2014 2:54:21 PM     (No. 9678386)

"The right to choose" does not extend to light bulbs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/3/2014 2:57:35 PM     (No. 9678391)

FTA: The company claims the bulb saves up to $136.13 in energy costs over its lifetime when compared with a 60 watt incandescent bulb.

The problem with these claims and ´studies´ is that they are based on the average home having every light on for SIX HOURS a day.
There isn´t a single bulb in my house where lights stay on that long. (One exception would be the front porch light during winter, but it´s less than 6 hours when averaged over the year).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/3/2014 3:03:40 PM     (No. 9678398)

So light bulb manufacturers will have a windfall year and sit on their hands for the next two decades?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: clw54, 1/3/2014 3:18:33 PM     (No. 9678409)

How can they say they will last 22 years until 22 years have passed and they´re still working?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bmoc, 1/3/2014 3:20:06 PM     (No. 9678414)

Who asked these idiots to make my decisions in buying a light bulb? This is nothing more than liberal tripe. In the land of the great frozen North, they use incandescent light bulbs in their well houses to keep the pumps from freezing up. Slowly we turn, inch by inch, step by step, and soon we´ll be in a full communistic society.

Is it time to get ´all wee-wee´d up´ yet? What are YOU gonna do about it?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/3/2014 3:26:10 PM     (No. 9678426)

Obama´s economy has driven people from their homes to rentals. Will they want to purchase light bulbs that last 22 years?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/3/2014 3:31:48 PM     (No. 9678438)

Only 60W? Will take 2 to make up the brightness for one old 100W bulb so half the savings right there. The 22 years is based on using it for 2.7 hrs every day. IHO LEDs are millions times better than the mercury bulbs being forced on us now but so far the LED bulbs all cost many times more than $10.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: saraguay, 1/3/2014 3:52:39 PM     (No. 9678466)

i just bought the last 7 packs of four 75watt light bulbs in my local grocery store. i have a supply of 100 watt bulbs, too. i hope that i´ll never have to buy any of the bulbs i´m now "required" to get. i hate the harsh light they give off (and that goes for the LED ones, too!)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rubberneck, 1/3/2014 3:58:22 PM     (No. 9678470)

Gosh! That looks like an awesome light bulb! (The screw-in bases are pretty "20th century," but they gotta fit where they gotta fit.)

I might even CHOOSE to buy one of these, over the old-fashioned incandescent counterpart. If I could choose. But the Lightbulb Police have stepped in. God bless the people who make sure we´re properly guided! (/sarcasm)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: vegasgrump, 1/3/2014 4:08:53 PM     (No. 9678477)

My husband laughed when I starting stocking up on bulbs a few years ago but now, I have 3 shelves full in my pantry and will be good for years. There are only 3 squiggly bulbs in my home and those are in my ceiling fan and were there when we bought the house 3 years ago. I defy you to read by one of these new bulbs.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 1/3/2014 4:24:11 PM     (No. 9678495)

Costco is selling LED "bulbs" for $8, quite bright (they say 60W equivalent but they are brighter than that) and a pleasing color too. Instant on, should last a looooooong time and save quite a bit of power. They also run fairly cool. I like them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 1/3/2014 4:25:52 PM     (No. 9678498)

#6, time and again, I see another big or small outrage (light bulb tyranny among them) and think: "do I have fix everything?" We truly don´t want me in charge of stopping the public servant criminality pandemic. Is there someone who retains a shred of compassion for those who continually lie, flout the Constitution, disrespect the dignity and freedoms of their fellow countrymen, and flagrantly commit fraud, waste and abuse? If I were president, very little would remain of the bloated fed gov as we see it today. I would put absolutely everything possible except for the military, NASA, FAA, and Coast Guard back into the hands of states. All social programs, if retained, should be controlled and funded by states. Let governors and state legislatures work it out independently or in groups. I would return all lands in fed gov hands to the respective states except for military bases. Mineral right funds could be used to transition social security, medicare, and medicaid to state control. The state governors would work together to use these funds to also pay off the federal debt since federal officials and employees are so delusional they will never do it. All the alphabet agencies would go the way of the dodo and the generations of federal employee families would need to start family businesses unfunded by taxpayer dollars. If they don´t produce something of value, baby won´t have shoes. I would take the yoke off taxpaying citizens and protect the border from the dangerous invasion by illegal aliens. I would outlaw sharia law and communism in the USA since both are wholly incompatible with our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and let military courts prosecute subversionists and terrorists. Freedom carries responsibilities and can be scary. Are YOU ready for a life like our founding fathers envisioned for us?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mr smart, 1/3/2014 4:39:05 PM     (No. 9678511)

For Christmas I got some LED bulbs 60 W that
use 10 w and the light is the same as the
the old bulbs. A friend has them over the
Kitchen sink and they say they are equal
TO 60w but they are much brighter than
any 60W I have ever seen. They look more
like 100W. From what I am reading it looks
like bugs do not see the light so I will
see how that works out next spring.
A law banning the old type was not needed
people are going to switch to LED now that
they are a 100% replacement for the old
kind. As far as how long they last it
looks like it is a guess. They say 22
years at 3 hours a day.
The ones I have are made by CREE sold by
Best Buy. I plan to change every light with
them. From what I see led bulbs are not
all the same as many were a rush to market
and in no way are good replacements for the
old kind.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: snakeoil, 1/3/2014 5:39:46 PM     (No. 9678550)

I had an LED flashlight. Rechargeable $ 100. I dropped it two feet onto a carpet. Deader than Marley´s ghost. If you like your light bulbs, you can keep your light bulbs. Nope. The government knows what you need. Just glad they didn´t outlaw candles and torches.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/3/2014 6:07:10 PM     (No. 9678572)

#8, I bought some LED light bulbs at Home Depot for about $10 -- the brand name is Cree, and they look very similar to a regular incandescent bulb. I put them in a porch light and a lamp that we leave on most of the time. The light is a nice warm light, and the bulbs don´t get hot. An additional bonus is the wattage they draw is low--so I was able to put much brighter bulbs in an old fixture that will only allow up to 60 watt bulbs. Same lumens, lower wattage.

#14, I have read that the LED´s don´t attract insects, either. That´s a bonus for a porch light.

#15, same here with a flashlight.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 1/3/2014 6:07:41 PM     (No. 9678573)

60 watts isn´t enough to read by. It IS enough to strain your eyes to the point that you need a doc, which you can´t get because of Ocare.

A nice little fix we´ve got ourselves into, my pretties.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/3/2014 8:36:22 PM     (No. 9678736)

Yeah isn´t great that all those bulbs are so long life based on 2 to 3 hours a day usage. so rise in the morning after the sun is high and go to bed at dusk and all will be great--until you are fired from the job for not keeping the employer´s time schedule.
Actually it´s now predicted those neat twisty bulbs will soon be eliminated due to competition that actually produces warm light.
Don´t count on more than two months use though.
One positive loop hole for now --3 way bulbs remain.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/3/2014 10:34:30 PM     (No. 9678866)

When we moved to Charleston I removed all our LED bulbs (very expensive at the time) and replaced them with cheap incandescents. The majority of those LEDs we brought with us 10 years ago are still going strong, including three of four floodlights in the motion-sensitive outdoor lights.

At one time I considered making a note in our wills that LEDs were to be removed before the house was sold because they were worth a bunch!

As for burning LEDs for a long time, I need constant lamp light here and there so I don´t fall over a furry bump in the dark hall. In the summer I need lights on because the insulated drapes are closed against the southern sun.

I don´t know the exact amount but I can tell that LEDs have saved us a significant amount on the electric bill. I also like the fact that they´re cool to the touch and not likely to cause a fire.

On the backyard I now have those outdoor LED twig lights, meant for Christmas but also useful as a pretty line of illumination on the back yard path.

Like other Ldotters, I prefer Cree--but am looking forward to trying the Phillips brand.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/3/2014 10:52:18 PM     (No. 9678874)

Sorry for another post--just found a review of the SlimStyle at CNet:


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Reply 21 - Posted by: eorsc, 1/4/2014 12:27:16 AM     (No. 9678937)

Those new bulbs won´t keep the pump from freezing in the well hole. Never mind, city folk--I know you don´t understand.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

Media-Suppressed Nevada Case History
Shines Truth on Government Ranch invaders

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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 4/11/2014 12:08:32 PM     Post Reply
Coming clearly through the throbbing of helicopters and the roar of the SUVS of the feds harassing the Cliven Bundy Ranch, patriots there for Bundy should “tell it to the judge”. There is mainstream media-suppressed case history in Nevada the feds are desperately trying to keep under wraps. Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada smacked down high-handed, abusive feds, sending the pretend cowboys riding roughshod over Western ranchers and property owners back to their cobweb-laced offices in 2013. In spite of their 200 armed snipers with boy toys in tow, those Stetson-wearing feds hunkering down on Cliven

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