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[quote=Rebecca Norman][quote=Sarah Koster]I'm still worried about being able to find light bulbs for my incubator. Only incandescent works for the incubator. It does things that other light bulbs[/quote][/quote]
Shawn and I are talking about updating the section title in our book about light quality and light bulbs.  The chapter is named "The Wicked Lies about Light Bulbs".  For the section title I am
[quote=Rebecca Norman][quote=Sarah Koster]I'm still worried about being able to find light bulbs for my incubator. Only incandescent works for the incubator. It does things that other light bulbs[/quote][/quote]
[quote=Sarah Koster]I'm still worried about being able to find light bulbs for my incubator. Only incandescent works for the incubator. It does things that other light bulbs can't. I need those bulbs[/quote]
I'm still worried about being able to find light bulbs for my incubator. Only incandescent works for the incubator. It does things that other light bulbs can't. I need those bulbs.
had that one incandescent light left.
Now (some weeks ago) that last one has gone, stopped working. I am sad, I can't get these light bulbs anymore. Only one very specialised lamp 'boutique' sells
incandescent light bulbs-

powerdisc.com

They used to make light bulb extenders back in the 1980's and it's hard to find these things anymore.
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light bulbs:  58 backers
wood burning stoves 2.0: 920 backers
permaculture playing cards: 1243 backers
world domination gardening: 1404 backers
better wood heat: 2022 backers
PDC/ATC video
Inverter $69.99  IF this is SOLD OUT on Amazon, get the Cobra ABOVE!
The 400 watt one is only $10 less, this is 800 watts and is a much better buy, runs at 150 watts through
the heat pump I installed this past summer keeps 1/2 my house around 65 and the rest (bedrooms) around 62-63.  It draws as little as 250 watts (4 light bulbs) and even then doesn't run continuously
[quote=Peter VanDerWal]Both of these provide far more heat per watt of electricity than a lightbulb does.  [/quote]

If you choose to heat your home with light bulbs in a completely different room
means I don't need as much energy to cool the house either.

If your primary source of heat was wood, then the amount of wood you save by the additional heat put off by incandescent light-bulbs
a bit more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gjvOOlHmsU
a good friend who is an electrical engineer and I asked him about such happenings one day and he didn't have an answer for me. He told me about a closet in his house that regularly blows light bulbs

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(Suggesting that we could) talk about something interesting about light bulbs instead.  

I would much rather talk about the dual-purpose-ability of each of the bulbs.  
We know
something interesting about light bulbs instead.  

I would much rather talk about the dual-purpose-ability of each of the bulbs.  
We know that there are finite life cycles to both bulbs, but what can
Reality check! -- let's bring this thread up to date and consider a couple of _current_ facts about LED light bulbs:

1) The light quality of today's LED bulb is far better than earlier iterations
[quote=paul wheaton]My brother told me that the US will soon ban incandescent light bulbs.  Anybody know if there is any truth to that?

I know that australia did something like[/quote]
I'm surprised that no one mentioned that even though incandescent light bulbs are supposedly banned, you can easily still buy them online IF you know what to search on: 100 watt incandescent A19
[quote=paul wheaton]I remember Ernie telling me about how the navy had a light bulb system where the light bulbs were all a thick glass.   If a light bulb ever stopped working, there was a light bulb[/quote]
As far as color quality goes, there is an actual system for describing it for non-incandescent light bulbs. It's called "Color Rendering Index" or CRI. Incandescents by default have a CRI of 100

the solution may be on its way

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/03/12/return-of-incandescent-light-bulbs-as-mit-makes-them-more-effici/

Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes
wonder why anyone uses it aside from hype)

In the end, I think that LEDs are not the question, nor are CFLs or light bulbs. The real question is when we are going to stop allowing others to tell us
), but it may be that I don't have total control over my lighting at the moment as I share accommodations and the house came with various light bulbs already.

That all said, I am hoping to build
[quote=Harry Wolf]

Thank you for taking the time to enlighten me. 🙏🏻

Anyone know who is the best brand for 40, 60 watt incandescent light bulbs? Bell? crompton?

I'm pretty sure what[/quote]
incandescent light bulbs? Bell? crompton?

I'm pretty sure what the fitting is on the bulb below, but just to clarify this a BC/B22d?

https://permies.com/i/523864/2djsd3t.jpg

Still
In 2003-2004 I went from incandescent to CFL. As I could afford, I went to daylight spectrum (6500k) from warm white (2700k) and bought mercury free as they became available. The 'flicker' I have not seen for several years. Now LED are getting into the same price range as comparable to 2003-2004, and I can get the spectrum range I wish.

Both times I did some experiments or samples before committing. I am about through with  my experiments, shifting to more task lighting and otherwise
much more than we knew before.   The couple of paragraphs tacked on the end saying "and oh yes, buy these fancy candles, they are even better than incandescent light bulbs, but don't buy any other
At a children's museum near where I grew up they had a pedal power generator hooked up to a series of light bulbs. From what I recall, if your REALLY pushed yourself you could get 4 of the 6 bulbs
is where CFL were about 10-15 years ago.

https://www.1000bulbs.com/category/antique-light-bulbs/  the Edison bulb. These are wonderful. For some lighting these are totally the way to go, I do love them
carefully documenting this - so others can learn from what i am trying to talk about:  I see an average family of four firing up several dozen light bulbs.  And leaving them on for hours and hours
was on)  Lets use the above number for lighting cost.  A SEER of 10 would give an AC cost for the year of $3.65 to remove the heat the light bulbs put in the room.  Raising the total cost
brighter the longer the light was on)  Lets use the above number for lighting cost.  A SEER of 10 would give an AC cost for the year of $3.65 to remove the heat the light bulbs put in the room
[quote=Creighton Samuiels]I have been slowly replacing some of my light bulbs, which are actually no longer incandescent anyway, but something else, to LEDs over the past two years.  Due[/quote]
[quote=James Koss]For me, the deal maker/breaker was 4500K to 5000K (Natural Light) bulbs. I can only find those online and in LEDs. That light is superior to any yellow or blue light. Recording[/quote]
For me, the deal maker/breaker was 4500K to 5000K (Natural Light) bulbs. I can only find those online and in LEDs. That light is superior to any yellow or blue light. Recording myself on video means
I have been slowly replacing some of my light bulbs, which are actually no longer incandescent anyway, but something else, to LEDs over the past two years.  Due to their high cost, I don't replace
time.  But because most light bulbs are positioned above the people needing the light.  Heat rises, so the heat would stay up  on the ceiling of a well insulated house like mine and provide little
saving energy, people seem to always want to talk about light bulbs before heat, air conditioning, the clothes dryer, hot water ...   many things that suck up far more power than light bulbs.  And people
more than a few LED lights.
LEDs can be 10 times more efficient than incandescent light bulbs, so you can get an equivalent of 1000W out of the 100W power source.
When you look how the light
. Pooless. No more fluorescent light bulbs. Avid composter. Has eliminated 95% of the toxic gick from their home. Very concerned about environmental problems. Carbon footprint is 45 tons.

level
Do people here know about 1000bulbs.com? It's an online catalog source for light bulbs of various kinds. Their prices are good, but they're in Texas - for me, the shipping (except if I made up
-light bulbs, and I'm impressed that the bulbs put out stronger light than the 60-watt incandescents they are meant to replace. Stronger but very pleasant light.
has an interest in minimalism and repair. Probably owns a bicycle and uses it. Probably poo-less. Got rid of all fluorescent light bulbs. Dreaming of natural building some day. Avid composter
% of their own food. Studying permaculture. Got rid of all fluorescent light bulbs

Level 5: has taken a PDC and/or grows 90% of their own food

Level 6: Living a footprint that is 10 times lighter than
to a picture of just one of the Dendara "light bulbs" that I believe is actually two images of the same device but carved to show perspectives from two different sides. You can actually make out
[quote=Vincent Alexander]I guess my contribution to this topic would be to ask... "what are the best natural alternatives to light bulbs for use indoors?"

All this research about lightbulbs[/quote]
I guess my contribution to this topic would be to ask... "what are the best natural alternatives to light bulbs for use indoors?"

All this research about lightbulbs is making me want to do away
battery'. NOT even if they are free. They won't last even a dozen or so 100% discharges... and ... why on Gods Green Earth are you going to run multiple 75 watt light bulbs. 7 or 8 watt LED's
I lived with NiFe batteries for many years, they are very durable! The voltage range (from below 10 to over 16.5 for a 12 volt nominal set) can be a huge challenge, DC light bulbs and other dc
I just ran some terrible math. Will try again later..
bulb, these will last for a LONG LONG time.

longer life = less costs on bulbs; without the toxin ick of CFLs

Yeah. My Brother in Law got a job working for a company selling light bulbs
for a LONG LONG time.

longer life = less costs on bulbs; without the toxin ick of CFLs



Yeah. My Brother in Law got a job working for a company selling light bulbs. They had Regular
incandescent light bulbs in their off-grid cabin with an Earth Battery. They gave me a brief explanation, what I remember is that you use two dissimilar metals a certain distance apart
, there is no need to manufacture tungsten in this form. It does not make sense to buy a light bulb to obtain a replacement filament... why not just use the light bulb as is? Light bulbs are not going to go away I
[quote=Victor Johanson]"Rough Service" incandescents in all the standard wattages are available at http://www.newcandescent.com/ . They're more expensive, but it sounds like they also have far more longevity than the cheap ones from the box store. I'm used to having filaments break at the slightest jarring; maybe these hold up better.[/quote]

I second this!


and pets leave the room.
Air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment.
Shut off the central forced air heating/air-conditioning system, if you have
[quote=paul wheaton]So the lights will still be banned, but they will take away the enforcement of the ban? So, the exact same story from two years ago.

Of course, it was the light bulb industry that lobbied for the ban.

So who wants to start an business that is illegal, but there is currently no funding to come and regulate the law?
[/quote]

Unfortunately, that's how I'm reading it as well - but I'm certainly no lawyer. Too bad!
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