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Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Getting Dark ()
Date: July 17, 2012 01:06PM

Are 100 watt light bulbs available any stores in Fairfax County? They are legal until the end of the year and I don't want to buy the government mandated "screw" bulbs.

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Lowes
Posted by: Lowes Customer ()
Date: July 17, 2012 01:14PM

Try going to Lowes. They might have 100 watt light bulbs.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Try Target ()
Date: July 17, 2012 03:07PM

I found out about the ban on 100 watt light bulbs right after buying several lamps that take 100 watt bulbs. Aggravating. I've checked twice at Home Depot - they don't have any 100 watt bulbs. My guess is Lowes is the same.

I did find 100 watt GE Reveal clear bulbs at Target. They look like regular bulbs, but I think they have a halogen center. They look great and they aren't hot like regular halogens. They're also available on-line.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Kardinal ()
Date: July 17, 2012 03:47PM

Getting Dark Wrote:
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> Are 100 watt light bulbs available any stores in
> Fairfax County? They are legal until the end of
> the year and I don't want to buy the government
> mandated "screw" bulbs.


How silly. CFL's are every bit as good as incandescents for nearly every purpose.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Amazonian ()
Date: July 17, 2012 04:03PM

Man...if only there was a website that sold them...

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Getting Dark ()
Date: July 17, 2012 04:16PM

Kardinal Wrote:
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> How silly. CFL's are every bit as good as
> incandescents for nearly every purpose.

No they are not. They can't be used in garage door openers, they can't be used with dimmers, and for many people they give them headaches. You don't have to follow special clean up instructions if an incadescent bulb breaks. We can't have lead in our paint but we can have mercury in our light bulbs.

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Re: Lowes
Posted by: Getting dark ()
Date: July 17, 2012 04:18PM

Lowes Customer Wrote:
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> Try going to Lowes. They might have 100 watt light
> bulbs.


I tried Lowes in Chantilly and they were out of them. home Depot used to have a ton of them earlier this year but no longer do. Maybe they did not want to be caught with any inventory at year's end.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: letmegooglethatforyou ()
Date: July 17, 2012 04:20PM


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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: donny ()
Date: July 17, 2012 04:24PM

Try Food stores.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Sears has them! ()
Date: July 17, 2012 04:29PM

Over at Fair Oaks mall! Sears has them in stock!
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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: grainger ()
Date: July 17, 2012 04:48PM

Try graingers or a electrical supply warehouse.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Ben Franklin jr. ()
Date: July 17, 2012 05:42PM

Kardinal say, "How silly. CFL's are every bit as good as incandescents for nearly every purpose"


I've tried various cfl bulbs of diferent quality. the burn out a lot faster than the kool aid drinkers say

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: July 17, 2012 06:00PM

Getting Dark Wrote:
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> Kardinal Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How silly. CFL's are every bit as good as
> > incandescents for nearly every purpose.
>
> No they are not. They can't be used in garage
> door openers, they can't be used with dimmers, and
> for many people they give them headaches. You
> don't have to follow special clean up instructions
> if an incadescent bulb breaks. We can't have lead
> in our paint but we can have mercury in our light
> bulbs.


This.

I'm stockpiling lower wattage lightbulbs as they will be phased out of the next few years. I've been buying a pack each time I go to Target.

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That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: July 17, 2012 06:13PM

Kardinal Wrote:
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> Getting Dark Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Are 100 watt light bulbs available any stores
> in
> > Fairfax County? They are legal until the end
> of
> > the year and I don't want to buy the government
> > mandated "screw" bulbs.
>
>
> How silly. CFL's are every bit as good as
> incandescents for nearly every purpose.


Sorry, but IMO CFLs are very subpar overall. The light is NEVER the same, even when it tries to emulate incandescent lighting. Also, they have to warm-up, and that's a no-go for security or exterior area lighting. Another issue is that CFLs really don't give off any heat, and while some might tout this as a sign of increased efficiency, in some instances it actually takes away efficiency from elsewhere (ie, It naturally provides warmth to rooms during colder months or in colder climates, and that might decrease a heating bill (Obviously one might argue the opposite for summer months or warmer climates), and I know of some people for instance who don't have to insulate certain pipes in shed areas all due to incandescent bulbs).

Instead of hitting us at the household level with regards to lightbulbs and how our toilets flush, how about increasing overall energy production efficiency?

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: July 17, 2012 07:06PM

Getting Dark Wrote:
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> Are 100 watt light bulbs available any stores in
> Fairfax County? They are legal until the end of
> the year and I don't want to buy the government
> mandated "screw" bulbs.


Aren't the halogen versions staying?

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Thomas Edison ()
Date: July 17, 2012 07:26PM

I have about 400 100-watt bulbs. All of the Reveal type. Long enough to last me until I die. I've also sticked up on the 75-watt. 60-watt are next.

The halogen ones suck. They dim about 30 seconds after being turned on.

If I don't use them all up, my kids will be going through the workshop sayin' "Dad was weird!"

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: David Rothschild ()
Date: July 17, 2012 07:36PM

I can't believe this is actually happening. There has to be a way around it.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: A Female ()
Date: July 17, 2012 07:41PM

Kardinal Wrote:
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> How silly. CFL's are every bit as good as
> incandescents for nearly every purpose.

Spoken like a man. Women HATE those CFL bulbs. The light is just not the same.

BTW, I haven't had a problem with the halogen bulbs. In fact, I like them.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Lots of bulbs ()
Date: July 17, 2012 09:51PM

Went to Batteries Plus last week for my watch battery, they now sell light bulbs. They had 100 watt incandescents, CFLs and more. BTW - the staff knew a lot about lighting and I wound up with some LEDs that I really like.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Bill Got ()
Date: July 18, 2012 12:09AM

Secretary Chu, is that you?

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Getting Dark ()
Date: July 18, 2012 07:44AM

Thanks for all the tips! I shall continue my search.


Lots of bulbs Wrote:
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> Went to Batteries Plus last week for my watch
> battery, they now sell light bulbs. They had 100
> watt incandescents, CFLs and more. BTW - the
> staff knew a lot about lighting and I wound up
> with some LEDs that I really like.


I have looked at LEDs and like the technology. Most replacements for 100 watters that I see are about $30. Is that about the price at Batteries Plus? Any new gains in technology going to bring the price down soon?

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Ge smith ()
Date: July 18, 2012 10:34AM

Try Walgreens, Cvs and Giant. I hate the new bulbs and guess what? When they break, I just toss them. Screw it.

Thrift stores also have tons, new in package...I have those cheesy 80s Hollywood mirror lights in our MBR and buy those there too.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: inthedark ()
Date: July 18, 2012 11:18AM

For a living room or something I have no problem with the CFLs we have; color does not appear much (if any) different from incandescents. For a room that needs QUICK full light, however, they suck (like, say, a pantry) - they start immediately, of course, but take a relatively long time to get to full light output - when I turn on my workshop or exercise area lights I usually find something else to do until the brightness is correct.

As far as finding 100W incandescents - maybe the dollar stores?

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Curmudgeon ()
Date: July 18, 2012 11:29AM

LED prices are coming down. The drawback to those is you need to leave them on for a few minutes when you turn them on or else you risk reducing lifespan of the bulb.

CFL's take a minute or so to brighten up, but if you're just getting something out of the pantry real fast, who cares if the light is perfect? Most of the time you don't even need the light at all since the kitchen light is probably already on. It's just force of habit that you're turning one on in the first place (in most cases).

I'm sick and tired of listening to fat old people say that they don't look as pretty in CFL light in their bathrooms. You're fat and old. Nobody cares how you look. Get over yourself.

The reason for all this is that changing out light bulbs is the simplest and cheapest way to conserve electricity, which benefits your wallet, the air you breathe and the water you drink. You know how you guys call yourselves "CONSERVatives?" Try earning the label.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: July 18, 2012 11:49AM

The problem with LEDs is cost. The argument is that they will last longer. Maybe they do in theory but I find myslef replacing them in our recessed fixtures about as often as I did the old incandescents.

My question would be are 100W bulbs really needed? I'm still seeing 65-75W bulbs around.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Getting Dark ()
Date: July 18, 2012 12:33PM

Curmudgeon Wrote:
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>
> I'm sick and tired of listening to fat old people
> say that they don't look as pretty in CFL light in
> their bathrooms. You're fat and old. Nobody
> cares how you look. Get over yourself.

Do people really say that to you so much that you are sick and tired of it? I have never once heard that, but okay...

>
> The reason for all this is that changing out light
> bulbs is the simplest and cheapest way to conserve
> electricity, which benefits your wallet, the air
> you breathe and the water you drink. You know how
> you guys call yourselves "CONSERVatives?" Try
> earning the label.


I'm not concerned about the cost, I can afford to run a 100 watt light bulb, Which if I break it will not pollute the air with mercury vapors. I do that because I care about the air I breathe. I also care about the water I drink and use a water filter.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Curmudgeon ()
Date: July 18, 2012 12:39PM

And yet you don't understand how much more mercury is released into your water by mining and burning the extra coal that powers your preferred, less efficient, light bulb.

You're better off with the CFL's.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Getting Dark ()
Date: July 18, 2012 01:07PM

Curmudgeon Wrote:
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> And yet you don't understand how much more mercury
> is released into your water by mining and burning
> the extra coal that powers your preferred, less
> efficient, light bulb.

I do understand. The answer is zero if I acept your theory that all my electricity is generated by coal. If it is produced by other means it only gets better. If the government screw bulbs use 25% of the electricity of a normal 100 watt incadescent bulb, then if 4 people use the government screw bulbs, I can use one normal 100 watt incadescent light bulb with no effect on mercury released into the water or additional mining. No additional electricity is needed. I know I will have no problem finding many people that will change over to the government screw bulbs as I live close to Falls Church.

But I see your point, get the mercury out of the water and into the air in your homes.

>
> You're better off with the CFL's.


That's what the government tells me also. Why do you and the government feel it is your job to tell me what is best for me?

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Lots of bulbs ()
Date: July 18, 2012 01:11PM

I paid $17.99 for a 60 watt regular LED bulb. It is a "omni-directional"? which I guess means it gives out more light then the older LED. All I know is that it is a hell of lot better the piece of crap Feit LED bulb that my spouse bought at Costco.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: David Rothschild ()
Date: July 18, 2012 02:56PM

Incandescent bulbs are far more efficient than fluorecent bulbs. Fluorecent bulbs are made from hundreds of parts that have to be shipped all over the world. That's why they're more expensive, even though the cost of oil is subsidized. The heat from an incandescent bulb is not normally a waste, and fluorecent bulbs consume ten times as much power when turned on and off. They also have irregular lifespans. No one wants to include any of this in the accounting, yet they see it as no problem to include some phony numbers about mercury from the power plant. Those numbers are fraudulent and shouldn't be used anyway. That's a completely seperate issue in every way.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Not A Tree Hugger ()
Date: July 18, 2012 04:33PM

Getting Dark Wrote:
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> I
> do that because I care about the air I breathe. I
> also care about the water I drink and use a water
> filter.

I throw burnt out CFLs in the trash. I also pee in
the water resevoirs. Enjoy!

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Getting Dark ()
Date: July 18, 2012 04:42PM

Hence, my water filter.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Curmudgeon ()
Date: July 18, 2012 08:46PM

Quote

That's what the government tells me also. Why do you and the government feel it is your job to tell me what is best for me?

Because I'm smarter and know more than you do.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: the internet ()
Date: July 18, 2012 08:53PM

You can get anything over the net. Hookers, loose women and counterfeit light bulbs.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Getting Dark ()
Date: July 18, 2012 09:45PM

Curmudgeon Wrote:
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> That's what the government tells me also. Why do
> you and the government feel it is your job to tell
> me what is best for me?
>
> Because I'm smarter and know more than you do.


I doubt it since two thirds say government is the problem.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Kardinal ()
Date: July 31, 2012 02:02AM

A Female Wrote:
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> Kardinal Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How silly. CFL's are every bit as good as
> > incandescents for nearly every purpose.
>
> Spoken like a man. Women HATE those CFL bulbs. The
> light is just not the same.
>
> BTW, I haven't had a problem with the halogen
> bulbs. In fact, I like them.

My wife likes the CFL's just fine.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Lolzy ()
Date: July 31, 2012 05:35AM

I read this as "Any whores" lolZ

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: ouxdfhviozxdhvzdfhg ()
Date: July 31, 2012 11:06PM

A couple of years ago, I received a $250 Home depot gift card. I bought light bulbs. $250 worth of incandescent light bulbs. 60/75/100 watts, 3 ways, whatever. People stared at my cart.

They are stored in my basement. When I need a lightbulb now, I still go to teh store. This is my stash for the new CFL era....as they phase out over the next several years.

Want a 100 watt bulb OP? $20....each...sold in packs of 4.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: FusilliJerry ()
Date: July 31, 2012 11:18PM

Previous renter of the townhouse I bought had CFL's in just about everything other than the recessed lights in the Kitchen and the living room. I ended up replaceing one of them in the bathroom and got one king that I didn't mind as it came on really fast and was bright as shit. The rest have the yellow/green cast in them that I hate.

I went up to Lowes and bought a bunch of LED's for my breakfast nook light. It takes 7 bulbs and one flood. I really like the flood light LED that I bought. The replacement bulbs are nice, but they are brighter than the sun. they were supposed to be the softer color (I don't remember the Kelvin number) but they are pure white. I almost have to have sunglasses on when people are over and I have them turned on. So for the time being, I am going to let the LED bulbs mature a little and drop in price.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: fleshlight city ()
Date: July 31, 2012 11:26PM

ouxdfhviozxdhvzdfhg Wrote:
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> A couple of years ago, I received a $250 Home
> depot gift card. I bought light bulbs. $250
> worth of incandescent light bulbs. 60/75/100
> watts, 3 ways, whatever. People stared at my
> cart.
>
> They are stored in my basement. When I need a
> lightbulb now, I still go to teh store. This is
> my stash for the new CFL era....as they phase out
> over the next several years.
>
> Want a 100 watt bulb OP? $20....each...sold in
> packs of 4.


I normally save my money for warm wet gash..have fun with the light bulbs.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Ito ()
Date: July 31, 2012 11:31PM

What's more disturbing is to read all these posts about hoarding light bulbs. I wonder what these people's houses look like...


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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: July 31, 2012 11:33PM

You see, Congress had to pass a law to rid us of the old incandescent bulbs because they were still being made in the USA, in spite of 'free trade'.

Now we import all our CFL bulbs from China.

And the bulbs are just the same as incandescent ones except:

* They're a completely different color light.
* They emit ultraviolet light, which causes skin cancer and eye damage.
* The bulbs provide an efficient way for China to get rid of their toxic stores of mercury.

And remember if you break one, you're fucked.

From the EPA's own guide on how to clean up a broken CFL bulbs:

EVACUATE THE ROOM!
OPEN WINDOWS AND AIR IT OUT FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES!!!!
SHUT DOWN ANY AC OR HEATING SYSTEM YOU HAVE RUNNING!
JESUS CHRIST, DON'T VACUUM THAT GLASS UP!!!!
Continue to air out the room where the bulb was broken and leave the heating/air conditioning system shut off for several hours (That's NOT a joke).

http://www.epa.gov/cfl/cflcleanup.html

But other than that, CFLs are basically the same as incandescent bulbs.


*Mercury vapor can cause effects in the central and peripheral nervous systems, lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes in humans. It is also mutagenic and affects the immune system
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/healthguidelines/mercuryvapor/recognition.html/

But hey, that lower electric bill (by $0.23) is pretty nice, isn't it??



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/31/2012 11:37PM by trogdor!.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: Getting dark ()
Date: July 31, 2012 11:44PM

ouxdfhviozxdhvzdfhg Wrote:
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> A couple of years ago, I received a $250 Home
> depot gift card. I bought light bulbs. $250
> worth of incandescent light bulbs. 60/75/100
> watts, 3 ways, whatever. People stared at my
> cart.
>
> They are stored in my basement. When I need a
> lightbulb now, I still go to teh store. This is
> my stash for the new CFL era....as they phase out
> over the next several years.
>
> Want a 100 watt bulb OP? $20....each...sold in
> packs of 4.


I appreciate the offer. I am stocking up my reserve also, I might have 100 or so 100 watt bulbs. Next year it will be 75 watters.

Like FusilliJerry I am waiting for LED bulbs to come down and the technology to mature a bit more. By that time I can sell my remaining 100 watters for $20 each and buy the LED bulbs.

By the way Trogdor!, nice summation of the screw bulbs.

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Re: Any Stores Still Have 100 Watt Lightbulbs?
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: July 31, 2012 11:49PM

Do New Bulbs Save Energy if They Don’t Work?
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/business/energy-environment/28bulbs.html?_r=1

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