[Spridgets] Light Bulbs

Frank Clarici spritenut at comcast.net
Mon Nov 12 16:28:49 MST 2007

davriker at nwi.net wrote:

> Incandesant bulb, 60 watt, 8 for $1.98 at Lowes.  Long life, 8 for $3.98. 

But long life means 10 minutes instead of 5.
I too have tried the curly flouresent bulbs, yeah, 13 watts and I can't 
see anything because 13 watts is not 60 watts.
And they all lasted about as long as a regular bulb.
Ya know I have this Edison bulb in my front outside light, I have had 
this bulb since I was about 19 and in my first apartment, in fact, 
that's where I found it. It has been in various lamps and outside 
fixtures for over 30 years. It's older than I am, it may have been used 
before I found it, it takes a second to come on and it glows orange.
So if Thomas Edison made a bulb that lasted decades back in whenever, 
how come they can't, or will NOT make a bulb that lasts today?

Frank Clarici
Toms River, NJ

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