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...warm, soft glow
...for the environment
Were you aware.....that incandescent lighting has the best lumen (light) maintenance over it's lifetime?
Incandescents have a lumen depreciation of 10-15%, CFL's around 20%, and LED's up to 100%. Also, heat shortens the life and lumens of an LED, which continues to draw the same wattage regardless of the light output.
Read the basics here.
Light Bulb Disposal...
Foreign bulb manufacturers, and our federal government (DOE, EPA) have effectively ended the production of incandescent light bulbs, and flood lights, in the United States. Those bulbs are now being manufactured in China, Mexico and other countries for import into this country. U.S. bulb manufacturers are now having to import incandescent bulbs from China, in order to have incandescent product for their customers.
130v rough service bulbs will no longer be manufactured in the United States, but Bright Lights USA will continue to distribute them as long as our supply lasts. Our business has been based on supporting United States manufacturing and American workers, so once our supply of U.S. made bulbs is depleted we will be not be obtaining more. We will not be importing lighting.
Many of the retail dealers served by Bright Lights USA still have a fair stock of frosted and clear glass bulbs in 25, 40, 60, 75, 100, 150, 200 and 300 watts...and incandescent floods in 50, 65, 75, 100 and 120 watts. For assistance in locating a dealer that might have what you need please call us toll-free at 866-341-0108.
Was the drive to ban incandescents premature?
Five Myths About the Federal Incandescent Light Bulb Ban:
Last Light: Final Phaseout of Incandescent Bulbs Jan. 1
We invite you to compare, as we did, at one of our local dollar stores carrying some incandescent light bulbs (there were no 100 watt bulbs). They had a 4 pack of 60-watt bulbs for $1.35, and a BR30/65 watt flood light for $4.00. Both were 120 volt bulbs.
The 60 watt, 560 lumen bulbs @ 33.75 cents each are rated to last 1.4 years at 3 hours per day. That is 511 days x 3 hours = 1533 hours per bulb. (The usual life rating for 120 volt Standard bulbs is 750 hours or .8 years @ 3 hrs per day).
Bright Lights AMERICAN 130 volt 60-watt, 590 lumen bulbs @ $2.99 each are rated to last 9.13 years at 3 hours per day. That is 3333 days x 3 hours = 10,000 hours per bulb.
A Bright Lights AMERICAN 60 watt bulb, used on a 120 volt circuit, uses 53 watts of power, emits approximately 457 lumens and has an average life of 25-30,000 hours.
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The BR30/65 watt, 700 lumen flood lights @ $4.00 each are rated to last 1.8 years at 3 hours per day. That is 657 days x 3 hours = 1971 hours per bulb.
Bright Lights AMERICAN BR30/65 watt, 650 lumen flood lights @ $9.99 each are rated to last 9.13 years at 3 hours per day. That is 3333 days x 3 hours = 10,000 hours per bulb.
A Bright Lights AMERICAN BR30/65 watt flood, used on a 120 volt circuit, uses 57 watts of power, emits approximately 487 lumens and has an average life of 25-30,000 hours.
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To equal the life of one (1) Bright Lights AMERICAN 60 watt bulb ($2.99), on a 130 volt circuit, requires seven (7) of the 120 volt 33.75 cent bulbs ($2.36) ...and to equal the life of one (1) Bright Lights AMERICAN bulb, on a 120 volt circuit, requires at least sixteen (16) bulb changes at 33.75 cents each ($5.40).
To equal the life of one (1) Bright Lights AMERICAN BR30/65 watt flood ($9.99), on a 130 volt circuit, requires five (5) 120 volt $4.00 bulbs ($20.00)
...and to equal the life of one (1) Bright Lights AMERICAN flood, on a 120 volt circuit, requires at least twelve (12) bulb changes at $4.00 each ($48.00).
130v Rough Service Bulb Test:
Bright Lights USA, Inc.
414 Briarwood Drive
Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: 866-341-0108 (toll-free)
Fax: 706-400-4450 /348-7499
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed
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Some Information Topics;
Light Bulb Legislation
Light Bulb Disposal
Bright Lights AMERICAN vs. Standard Incandescents
Newcandescent® Life Test
Congress, Common-sense and CFL's (video)