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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2011, 03:37:39 AM »
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2011, 05:13:11 AM »
Thats funny   ;D
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2011, 05:29:20 AM »
Thats funny   ;D

How is something like this not fancy:
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2011, 05:45:53 AM »
Thats funny   ;D
Phil I was speaking of Faux Da Fo Fo Fo video...
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2011, 01:27:57 AM »
Since we are speaking in tongues:

I had a cool experience today.  I was in Kona at Costco.  In the three minute walk from my truck in the parking lot to the food window in the front of the store I heard people speaking - German, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Hawaiian, British English, Pidgin, American English, and Vietnamese.  After I had bought a slice of pizza and settled on a picnic bench out on the porch to watch the sunset while I ate it, a woman came walking by speaking French to her dog that she had tied up outside the store.

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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2011, 03:29:37 AM »
Since we are speaking in tongues:

I had a cool experience today.  I was in Kona at Costco.  In the three minute walk from my truck in the parking lot to the food window in the front of the store I heard people speaking - German, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Hawaiian, British English, Pidgin, American English, and Vietnamese.  After I had bought a slice of pizza and settled on a picnic bench out on the porch to watch the sunset while I ate it, a woman came walking by speaking French to her dog that she had tied up outside the store.

Hawaii!

Hawaii sounds like Paris but with more fruits. I mean, mangos and such.
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2011, 10:54:55 AM »
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the lady speaking French was buying lightbulbs.  ;D
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2011, 12:59:52 AM »
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the lady speaking French was buying lightbulbs.  ;D

The French are VERY impressed by the quality of American lightbulbs.
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2011, 04:19:39 AM »
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the lady speaking French was buying lightbulbs.  ;D

The French are VERY impressed by the quality of American lightbulbs.
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The French must be easily impressed. :)

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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2011, 04:50:38 AM »
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the lady speaking French was buying lightbulbs.  ;D

The French are VERY impressed by the quality of American lightbulbs.
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The French must be easily impressed. :)

All of my in-laws were super impressed with my BBQ, my self-built deck, my raised beds for the garden, my welding, and my couch. Perhaps it's just my in-laws that are easily impressed. Although I have to admit I find my couch impressive as well.
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2011, 05:09:23 AM »
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the lady speaking French was buying lightbulbs.  ;D

The French are VERY impressed by the quality of American lightbulbs.
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The French must be easily impressed. :)

All of my in-laws were super impressed with my BBQ, my self-built deck, my raised beds for the garden, my welding, and my couch. Perhaps it's just my in-laws that are easily impressed. Although I have to admit I find my couch impressive as well.

That wasn't meant as a slam on the French, but rather US bulb manufacturers. Last year I bought 8 of the CF flood lamps from a wholesale club. They weren't cheap. To date I've had to go back to the factory for 3 warranty replacement bulbs,  I've got another bad one to replace, but it requires that I drag a very long ladder (which is kept outside and usually very dirty)  into the house.
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2011, 05:42:34 AM »
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the lady speaking French was buying lightbulbs.  ;D

The French are VERY impressed by the quality of American lightbulbs.
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The French must be easily impressed. :)

All of my in-laws were super impressed with my BBQ, my self-built deck, my raised beds for the garden, my welding, and my couch. Perhaps it's just my in-laws that are easily impressed. Although I have to admit I find my couch impressive as well.

That wasn't meant as a slam on the French, but rather US bulb manufacturers. Last year I bought 8 of the CF flood lamps from a wholesale club. They weren't cheap. To date I've had to go back to the factory for 3 warranty replacement bulbs,  I've got another bad one to replace, but it requires that I drag a very long ladder (which is kept outside and usually very dirty)  into the house.

Oh I figured as much, plus I mean, I live in France and I post on an American homebrewers' forum, so I get used to it ;-)

Sucks about the lamps. I've had good luck with stuff from Ikea for the most part, not any flood lamps though. I wonder if maybe CF doesn't work too well above a certain luminosity.
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2011, 06:22:06 AM »
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the lady speaking French was buying lightbulbs.  ;D

The French are VERY impressed by the quality of American lightbulbs.
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The French must be easily impressed. :)

All of my in-laws were super impressed with my BBQ, my self-built deck, my raised beds for the garden, my welding, and my couch. Perhaps it's just my in-laws that are easily impressed. Although I have to admit I find my couch impressive as well.

That wasn't meant as a slam on the French, but rather US bulb manufacturers. Last year I bought 8 of the CF flood lamps from a wholesale club. They weren't cheap. To date I've had to go back to the factory for 3 warranty replacement bulbs,  I've got another bad one to replace, but it requires that I drag a very long ladder (which is kept outside and usually very dirty)  into the house.

Oh I figured as much, plus I mean, I live in France and I post on an American homebrewers' forum, so I get used to it ;-)

Sucks about the lamps. I've had good luck with stuff from Ikea for the most part, not any flood lamps though. I wonder if maybe CF doesn't work too well above a certain luminosity.

If you look inside them, you see a standard curly type CF bulb. Overall, I've had good luck with those, some lasting several years and used a lot. .

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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2011, 06:03:56 AM »
Phil,
At this point if you have repopulated that light bulb socket, perhaps you should pull
the bulb back out and examine the base of the new bulb for any more worm signs.

Then please report back here and let me know if you found any evidence? And what
ever did happen here?
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Re: What happened to this lightbulb?
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2011, 06:30:11 AM »
Phil,
At this point if you have repopulated that light bulb socket, perhaps you should pull
the bulb back out and examine the base of the new bulb for any more worm signs.

Then please report back here and let me know if you found any evidence? And what
ever did happen here?
Thanks   ::)

Haven't had the courage to re-populate it yet, given the warnings about the house burning down and whatnot. I'll check with the landlord about sending someone to take a look at it.
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