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Thread #139938   Message #3213438
Posted By: Charley Noble
27-Aug-11 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Long lived light bulb
Subject: RE: Tech: Long lived light bulb
John-

I've had no problem finding "natural light" CFLs at my local Home Depot. We use them (spot light bulbs) all the time for photography and in my mother's art studio. I also find that they seldom last for more than two years.

It is interesting that the ability to make a very long-lasting incandescent bulb was perfected around 1900 but Edison and other electric bulb companies preferred to continue making 1-2 year lasting bulbs. I wonder why?

Charley Noble