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  •  Yeah, but (7+ / 0-)

    do they fit in my 80-90 year old lamps?

    Seriously - I use CFLs wherever I can, but some antique fixtures won't accomodate them. I've gone a long way to keep old things in use, and few things have been a bigger disappointment than "compact" fluorescents that take up more space than the incandescents they replace.

    into the blue again, after the money's gone

    by Prof Haley on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 07:37:58 AM PDT

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    •  I bet some of the new LEDs will fit (4+ / 0-)
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      TofG, Prof Haley, copymark, gosoxataboy

      We just bought some that are dimmable on Amazon that are very close to the same size and shape as the incandescent bulbs are. They are priced fairly reasonably too, close to $16 each, which is much less than LEDs have been in the past.

    •  They are making them smaller, too: (4+ / 0-)
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      TomFromNJ, houyhnhnm, TofG, Prof Haley

      I can't say they are going to be cheap, or easy to find.

      On the other side, I have a chandelier type light at the top of the stairwell that was such a pain in the ass (and dangerous) to change, the eight 25 watt lights were allowed to go out one by one.  Got CFLs, haven't changed since.  I figure I'm on broken neck ahead of the game.

      Avg. Medicaid cost to New Jersey: $1936 per child per year. Avg cost of helicopter commute for Governor: $2300 per hour. Guess which one Christie wants to cut back on?

      by Inland on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 08:16:27 AM PDT

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    •  And my chandelier only takes those itty bitty (1+ / 0-)
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      Prof Haley

      bulbs. :(

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