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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

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