A New Company Making Standard Edison Bulbs Here in America.

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Post Mon. Jun. 11, 2012 1:51 am

Here is a company that has just started in the Light Bulb business. Somehow they have gotten around the Federal Mandate. They are making standard EDISON INCANDESCENT bulbs. This is an American who has a great idea and these bulbs are made in America. You can buy them on line at their website. Count me as a new customer!!!!

Click on link below.

http://www.newcandescent.com/

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Post Mon. Jun. 11, 2012 6:00 am

wsherrick wrote: Somehow they have gotten around the Federal Mandate.
I think it is because the bulbs are designated for "rough service". In any case, they know there is a market for their product. Thanks for sharing!

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Post Mon. Jun. 11, 2012 8:08 am

There were always rough service bulbs made & I think they may have been excluded from the ban which was more on power consumption than on materials used, if you could make an incandescent bulb that gave the same light using the lower power consumption it would be OK. All we ever used in the steelmills were rough duty, they even had some that had a coating on them so they wouldn't shatter.
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Post Mon. Jun. 11, 2012 9:04 am

There was a guy selling lamps in the UK as space heaters. :D
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Post Mon. Jun. 11, 2012 9:42 am

I noticed the voltage is also rated at 130. My father, a retired electrician, always ordered 130v bulbs for locations that were prone to burnouts or hard to reach outdoor spot lights. Rough service, IIRC, is another build criteria (filiment suport) from 130v. He told me the 130v bulb's filament wasn't stressed by running at maximum design voltage and there'd be less heat stress on it but there would be slightly less than the rated lumen produced.

The 130v bulbs were often special ordered at the supply store. Last year when I was replacing some exterior motion detectors located two stories up I noticed that Lowe's had 90 W 130v Halogen spots available in a bulk pack. I picked up a pack and they're working after 22 months. For the last ten years I could barely get a year of service from any brand 120v halogen spots I could find. Dad use to prefer Philips bulbs for their long life but even the Philips spots I bought at the box stores didn't last any longer than the other brands.
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Post Mon. Jun. 11, 2012 5:32 pm

I'm guessing this has been posted before, but in case not: http://www.aerolights.com/about.html

The company is based not far from Chicago (and me), but I do not know if the actual manufacturing operation is there or not. I've purchased some of the lamps from local Menard's stores, but they only carry a limited selection. I can't vouch for the 20,000 life yet, but I have a 60W lamp running 24/7 in my boiler for 2 summers now keeping it dry - it's got way over what a normal lamp would give - probably pushing 8,000 hours already.
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Post Tue. Jun. 12, 2012 12:08 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:I noticed the voltage is also rated at 130. My father, a retired electrician, always ordered 130v bulbs for locations that were prone to burnouts or hard to reach outdoor spot lights. Rough service, IIRC, is another build criteria (filiment suport) from 130v. He told me the 130v bulb's filament wasn't stressed by running at maximum design voltage and there'd be less heat stress on it but there would be slightly less than the rated lumen produced.

The 130v bulbs were often special ordered at the supply store. Last year when I was replacing some exterior motion detectors located two stories up I noticed that Lowe's had 90 W 130v Halogen spots available in a bulk pack. I picked up a pack and they're working after 22 months. For the last ten years I could barely get a year of service from any brand 120v halogen spots I could find. Dad use to prefer Philips bulbs for their long life but even the Philips spots I bought at the box stores didn't last any longer than the other brands.
For a supply voltage V near the rated voltage of the lamp:

Light output is approximately proportional to V raised to the 3.4 power.
Lifetime is approximately proportional to V raised to the −16 power.

So for example you could have a very, very long life by using a 220 volt bulb on 120, but you wouldn't have much light output. It's all about design parameters and what goal you are trying to achieve. Standard bulbs are designed for 1000 hours lifetime.

Lot's more information here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescent_light_bulb
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Post Tue. Jun. 12, 2012 1:04 pm

Saw something about a co. in N carolina that makes jeans being praised. They cost between $80.00 and $ 130.00. WTF over :(
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Post Wed. Jun. 13, 2012 11:03 pm

freetown fred wrote:... WTF over :(
And under! :D

Good find! They have 300 WATT BULBS!! :notworthy:
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Post Thu. Jun. 14, 2012 4:48 am

Interesting.... the prices seem high for an regular bulb, but cheap for a rough service bulb. I'm going to phone today & ask about lumens. Perhaps the long life is at the price of light output? From what Yanch is saying, I'd think so. You might need a 100 watt bulb to put out the light of a 40! I'll find out.
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Post Sat. Jun. 16, 2012 5:08 am

Dag nab it! I was so busy I forgot to call about lumens..... maybe I'll remember come Monday.
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