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A Great Incandescent Bulb, R.I.P.
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Post# 1024242   2/10/2019 at 19:39 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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A glowing internal hot-spot light source, in the form of an ovalesque-shaped beauty, with the writing rubbed-off, thereby giving her no-name, rated at roughly 60-watts, splattered with goo, from her previous ancient surroundings, after ably giving her assistance in lighting a lamp in a room, with one, or sometimes two other bulbs, after being used for a term as a single source, in her beginning life as a solo performer in a lamp she was found in, which I'd never used due to its ravaged and unusable condition, is now immortalized in the Hall of Fame of Past Successes in Light Bulb History:

On numerous occasions she has been flickering, then coming back to life, but as of Sunday, Feb. 10th, 2019, she at the time of 8:05 PM, which can also be in 24-hour, international or military time be 20:05, she has now officially been pronounced dead...

Her lifespan had been lengthened, along with that of her fellow rarities in the lightbulb world, via use of a dimmer cord-switch...

A plan to replace her and possibly give more details on her specifications to her legacy, as well as what Bulb to replace her with, will follow...

-- Dave

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Post# 1024243 , Reply# 1   2/10/2019 at 19:44 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Post# 1024255 , Reply# 2   2/10/2019 at 22:24 by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        
as well as what Bulb to replace her with

GE soft white halogen replacement bulbs aren't bad.

Technically an incandescent but a 75 watt version may be needed to get around the same lumens as the old 60 watt.

Post# 1024347 , Reply# 3   2/11/2019 at 23:22 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Hey, she came back to life!

Yes, that's the same light bulb, which I'd thought had given up the ghost...

Well, I meant to make my post I'd deleted an admission that this had been a death hoax, as of 8:37 PM ( or 20:37) that day she lit up in her full glowing glory...

(Maybe I was waiting for more responses from you guys!)

Sorry, folks, she is going to stick around, and this happened before, but not in that 30-min. lapse!

-- Dave

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Post# 1024351 , Reply# 4   2/12/2019 at 03:23 by turbokinetic (Northport, Alabama USA)        

Hey, Dave - it's probably a bad socket causing the off-on situation. A little spot of solder could very well fix it.

Post# 1024358 , Reply# 5   2/12/2019 at 06:42 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Yes, here's to her LONGEVITY!!!!

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Hmmmmm, I got that lamp completely overhauled, a few years ago... She's even got a new cord...

Maybe I'll try a different bulb, then I'll see if that's really right...

-- Dave

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Post# 1024395 , Reply# 6   2/12/2019 at 14:50 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

I've got a couple of "historic" bulbs I could not get myself to replace when I went LED.  A couple of bedrooms lamps have the vintage Westinghouse "T" bulbs that are still working well after decades of light (pun intended...) use.


I got a great deal on LEDs a few months back and replaced 98% of my lighting, I left a few as legacy lamps, they get very little use, so not a great current draw.


Post# 1024436 , Reply# 7   2/13/2019 at 03:43 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Yes, the T-shaped Westy bulbs!

It was 10-, or nearly 15-years-ago, I saw three of these lamps with them in ‘em! 60-watts, each!

There was an antique store I’d also gone to years later, still a few years ago, on the way to where I’d used to work at, that had a couple of these, with a lot of those T-shaped Westinghouse’s put in each socket, that unfortunately I couldn’t buy just the bulbs out of, I had to buy the actual lamps, more expensive and not anymore likely to last as long... (the lamps, that is; the bulbs—well?)

Update on that bulb: She stayed on steady, and had been on, all night, through all early-morning/now...

— Dave

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Post# 1025623 , Reply# 8   2/25/2019 at 17:17 by fisherpaykel (BC Canada)        
Westinghouse bulbs

I believe Westinghouse initially referred to these bulbs as "Eye-Saver" bulbs and yes a good non-glare coating.

Post# 1025758 , Reply# 9   2/26/2019 at 19:11 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Yes, that was a novel feature about those bulbs! They all said "Eye Saver" on them & imagine keeping alive, every one you'd obtained!

I'd even seen Bug Light ones, which they were labeled, and I think there were some auctioned on eBay, a year, back...

Major correction needed: And that is that I saw three of those lamps at an antique mall, which at the time going for $20, each was too much and I was tempted to swipe up all three, but luckily got this at a thrift shop and the screened shade at a Salvation Army store, months later...

The other antique place had a couple floor lamps that probably had eight of these bulbs, combined, going for, I believe $150, or more, that I verbally expressed to the owner, just wanting just the bulbs from...

And, well, while she wouldn't go that way, I think I would surely have had the lights to put them in...

Last of all, my late-in-laws had those in some of their fixtures of their previous home, when my wife and I were dating, that they'd moved a year out of after we got married...

One was even in their garage, which I'd taken right out, climbing up a ladder, replacing with an ordinary round bulb, and another was in a recessed bathroom fixture, while I'm sure one or a few was in a lamp or were in lamps, but had all burned out over the years...

-- Dave

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