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20-year lightbulb? #39523
06/23/04 03:00 AM
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pauluk  Offline OP
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Does anyone remember this, or know if the company is still around to back up their 20-year warranty?
www.x-entertainment.com/downloads/commercials/diolight.wmv

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Re: 20-year lightbulb? #39524
06/23/04 08:14 PM
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Mike_Breese  Offline
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Guelph Ontario
Sorry Ive never heard of it, but I found a cool story on a lightbulb that has run continuously for a 100 years
http://www.firehouse.com/news/2001/6/11_bulb.html

Re: 20-year lightbulb? #39525
06/24/04 01:11 PM
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Bjarney  Offline
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Back when Hector was a pup, corrugated sleeves for packaging General Electric’s “long life” incandescent lamps had a notice that generally recommended use only for cases where

1) labor cost for replacement was very high, or,

2) electricity cost/kWh was very low.

Their apparent rationale for the notice: energy efficiency of these specific lamps was poor, so discouraged for general use.

Aside — This type of lamp was manufactured with brass-screwshell bases and not aluminum, so were desirable for cases where the lampholder screwshell was also aluminum, potentially making the lamps difficult to later replace if condensation occurred.




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Re: 20-year lightbulb? #39526
06/24/04 01:35 PM
06/24/04 01:35 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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NY, USA
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Sorry Ive never heard of it, but I found a cool story on a lightbulb that has run continuously for a 100 years
Mike,

We have a couple threads on it in our 'Nostalgia' Area, including some additional information from it's caretakers:
https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000017.html
https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000016.html

Here's the 'Bulb Cam':

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Bill

Re: 20-year lightbulb? #39527
06/24/04 03:23 PM
06/24/04 03:23 PM
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BigJohn  Offline
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Boston, MA
In regards to that bulb that has been running for 100+ years, I have to wonder if it is on a UPS and generator to keep it from cycling off and on during blackouts?

-John


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