Thursday, January 16, 2014

Grrrrrr, I have a burr in my craw about light bulbs

How many of you have these little candle lights with 4 watt bulbs in your  windows??
They are pretty popular around here, being an historic town and all.  And now they aren't going to make them any more?  They are illegal???  Give me a break...

Or these prim waxy bulbs in your house in primitive tin or wrought lamps?  I think they are only 3 watts.  The tops are gone because the cats chew them off...

There was an article in our local Sunday paper about all these bulbs not being made any more!  There has been a run on them at Lowes, Home Depot, etc., and you can hardly find them.  What are we to do??  The ugly new light bulbs certainly aren't primitive/colonial looking.  And those ugly new ones are expensive, I hear they cost like $40!  I know, they say they will last for 20 years, but I bet they break just as easily when knocked over by an animal, and then you've got a big mercury mess...

I know, I know, not politically correct...  If you use these little candle lights in your windows...any ideas about what to do in the future?

Grrrrrr,
Melinda

21 comments:

  1. I have no solution but I will be checking around here too. This is very bad news. I agree, the new bulbs are quite ugly!!!

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  2. Crap! I didn't even think about that! I better go stock up. Doubt I can buy another 20 years worth, though. Dammit!

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  3. Evening Melinda, that is bad news, love those bulbs....What to do???? blessings Francine.

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  4. Not good news, I use a lot of these bulbs!!! Wondered why I could not find them. Hope somebody invents a new one that is attractive soon.We can only hope.
    That's funny your cat chewed the tops off....little stinker.
    Earlene

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  5. I think they are not making them just in our country. We might have to mail order them now..but I think it stinks that they force us to use those expensiveones...I thought this was a free country? Plus when they do burn out, you cannot throw them in the normal trash..I'm with you it stinks. Janice

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  6. Oh no. I thought the candelabra base bulbs weren't affected! I will check Pat Catan's tomorrow and see what is left. I never turn mine off and they last a year but if I turn them off and on, only a few months. You can get the plain nightlight bulbs and dip them in diluted clear silicone caulking.

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  7. try some of the on line prim sites. i thought they weren't affected. i better get some for my candelabra.

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  8. Ugghh hate forced change seems almost a daily thing.LoL.. Thanks for some help on the sampler. The coverlet is hanover pa and dated on the other side 1844. I do know a little about them but never had a real antique sampler.Warm Blessings! Amy

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  9. Such a pain. And with our old house, those lightbulbs that supposedly last 20 years don't last 20 years. lol!

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  10. Lasting 20 years is a joke ~ and if the government thinks everyone is going to dispose of them properly, they are more ignorant than I thought! Guess I'd better go shopping!!

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  11. I have often wondered since these new light bulbs have only been around a few years, how do they "know" they will last 20 years?? Plus there have been some scary stories reported lately of these bulbs catching fire and melting at the base. Not a fan.

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  12. What a bummer.... and the new bulbs are even a greater threat to the environment in terms of breakage and disposal. I have stocked up at
    the local outlets, but their inventories are just about depleted of the more
    popular sizes. Time to rebel.....

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  13. OH NO! Are you kiddig me. I know they were discontinuing the bigger bulbs, but I had no idea the little ones were going too. I am running out to get a bunch this weekend.....I love my little lights and will be sad if they really do away with them. Thanks for letting me know!

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  14. I have them in all my front windows. I better get to the store to stock up ~ that is if they still have any. Crap :( Thanks for the heads up.
    It's snowing here...again. I've had enough.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  15. Get rid of Obama, haven't you noticed all the things he is doing away, only to make the working people pay more and break us.

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  16. Hi I'm a new follower...wonderful blog...Thanks for the heads up on the bulbs I had no clue...have a great weekend hugs lil raggedy Angie

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  17. Get rid of Obama? Huh?

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  18. I know it does totally STINK! But there's another big THANKS to our legislators.

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  19. Thanks for the heads up I had no idea....I am not a fan of those "new" lightbulbs seems like I replace them more often than the old kind.

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  20. I was in our Lowes yesterday (the 21st) and they are selling the regular 60 and 40 watt bulbs. There was a whole big stack of them at the front door.. I DO NOT like the new bulbs, either for looks or price.. How is a lamp shade supposed to be fitted over one of them ?
    I sure hope they don't stop selling the night lights.. I will have to learn how to dip them in silicone.

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