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Thread #139938   Message #3213480
Posted By: Tootler
27-Aug-11 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Long lived light bulb
Subject: RE: Tech: Long lived light bulb
We have been using CFLs for some years now and I find that they do last considerably longer than incandescent bulbs; typically 3 - 5 years. We also have regular fluorescent tubes in the kitchen and garage and they last about 5 years at which point I find I usually have to replace both the starter and the tube.

The incandescent bulb in the loft was not used as often as the lights in the rest of the house but, even so, 29+ years is a quite a considerable life for a standard 60W bulb.

Joe,

The "Ode to a light bulb" was sort of based on "The Thrill is Gone". I must try to make up a couple of more verses.