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Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:25 pm
by amtrakuk
Monday CFL
Tuesday LED
Today Incandescent - I've put the 3 x 60 watt clear candle incandescent lamps in the ceiling fan that were in there ages ago. I haven't used any in the house for months and boy aren't they soft - just like candle light. The Radar likes them too so I've gone online and ordered a shed load of GLS perls and come candles. They seemed to be readily available on ebay for between 50p-£1 depending on quantity bought.

Does anyone else use them still use/buy Incandescent GLS?

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:11 pm
by Paul
I have no GLS in my house anymore.... a mix of LED and 2D lamps.

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:00 am
by Tom
Only GLS we have here is a BC 100w Crown Silver in the spare room....

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:25 am
by Andy
I think the only filament lamp I have in use is the one in the oven.
My parents still use a couple around the house.

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:23 pm
by Slyspark
Don't use any in my home any more and I've not had any installed now for years. Use a combination of LED and compacts. I do have several hundred GLS lamps in various wattages in stock as I have customers who still request them, tho starting to think I might have more than I'll ever be able to sell. Still, there we go....

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:12 pm
by Paul
Good point Andy! Thinking about it I still have 4 incandescent lamps in my house! Oven, microwave, fridge & extractor unit have incandescent lights.

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:42 am
by WHERESTHECUEBALLGOIN
I have a fair stock of them, and that's even after giving some away recently as I overbought. I probably have about 10 of the modern maxim 40/60/100 rough service, several Philips classictone and a box of 25 NOS early 90s Thorns, as well as a few boxes of halogens (osram, morrisons own brand etc).

Rarely do I get a chance to use them in anger though as I'd rather use a spare SL or good quality EL CFL etc. I suspect I will soon go the way of the LED GLS as they use next to no power.

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:51 pm
by LinearSLI-H
I have 2 x 40watt candle GLS in the cooker hood, (although rarely used).
3 x 15watt Pygmys, one in the fridge, one in the microwave, and one in the central heating cupboard where the control clock is.
Then 2 x 60watt Halogens in the `flame effect` portion of the fire!, so a total of 7 in use, (on and off), the rest is LED/fluorescent for the main house lights, but I bet I have over 200 spares from 15watt to 200!, including coloureds, clears, perls and halogens! :doh , so far too many!

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:57 pm
by WHERESTHECUEBALLGOIN
The flat I'm moving into has stupidly high ceilings and GU10 downlighters everywhere. Not only do I hate incandescent GU10 lamps (because they're ***** :lol: ) but I have no means of getting up to change them. So you can guess right that they'll be used only on very special occasions and I'll be lighting the place with my own tubes and fixtures :woohoo

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:21 pm
by Paul
GU10 downlighters, who the hell ever thought that was a great idea?! Need to go back in time and 'Terminate' them!! :rofl :rofl

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:35 pm
by LinearSLI-H
GU10 halogens are a bad idea, the 50s run far too hot, and their not the best quality either, failing within a year!, 35s and 20s would suit better, but with GU10 LED prices falling like bricks, (Wickes`s own ones are very good, and its what I use at work along with MiniSuns), is the best option.

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:54 pm
by MissRiaElaine
I think the only place we still have one here is in a lava lamp, don't think LED's would get warm enough for that :lol:

Everywhere else is LED, apart from the bathroom which has a 28W 2D fitting. Looking to replace that at some point though.

Ria :woohoo

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:45 pm
by MFL
I use incandescent GLS in some outdoor applications although I'm currently testing a CFL on the South wall. I leave incandescent lamps indoor where they are rarely used (cellar, attic,...). As I also have sensor with a dimmer in the staircase that requiere 25 VA minimum (timer set to 5 minutes), I still use them daily :)

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:28 pm
by SuperSix
Don't use them in any significant numbers for general lighting now. One outside in a bulkhead, an architectural lamp over the headboard in the bedroom and that's it.

I do have quite a collection of lava and glitter lamps though which will only operate correctly with incandescent lamps. So there's a couple of dozen or so that get occasional use in those.