Stupid Light bulb/Lamp question

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  1. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    Can i use a 1-way light bulb for my 3-way (50-100-150) floor lamp?

    i only use the 3rd/highest output switch anyways....

    plus those damn reveal light bulbs is kinda pricey (and dont last as long), they dont make the spiral light bulbs that give out a white light yet, and the spiral soft yellow (which i dont want) bulbs are 3x more expensive as the reveals.
     
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    Yes you can, but you'll have to click it twice to turn it on. I hate that.
     
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    They do make different spiral bulbs, I've tried two different kinds. One kind sucks and gives everything a bad flourecent look, but the other kind is MUCH better and more natural. I've been replacing every bulb in the house with them, they last so much longer. In fact, I haven't had to replace one ever.
     
  4. Lance Halberd

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    Sylvania has compact fluorescent bulbs (the "spiral" bulbs) in their Daylight product line, which are very close to natural light. They're the only bulbs I use at home, except for the LED light bulbs from C. Crane.

    Compact fluorescent bulbs and LED bulbs are expensive upfront, but you save a shitload of money in the long run.
     
  5. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    i use the "daylight" spirals for all the my other bulbs...i like it more than the reveal bulbs now.

    and cool that i can use a 1-way but do i have to use a 50, 100, 150 or can i use anything between 50-150?
     
  6. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    i use the GE bulbs.
     
  7. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    I was disappointed by the this thread's normal question. I was hoping for a really stupid light bulb question, something more along these lines:

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  8. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Funny thing...I had one blow out on me a week after screwing it in. Only one to do it so far, but still funny give they're suppose to last like 5 years.
     
  9. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    You can use any wattage up to and including what your fixture is rated for. There should be a sticker on or near the socket that says something to the effect of "WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE USE ___ WATT TYPE A OR SMALLER LAMP."

    Technically, bulbs are called "lamps."
     
  10. OmegaScourge

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    thanks for all the help...time to go and replace my "lamps" :D 
     
  11. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    :sly:  so, that means my lamp is three way! yes!
     
  12. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Why the hell am I reading this thread?? It has nothing of interest forme here.
     

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