Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

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Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby amtrakuk » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:25 pm

Monday CFL
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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?
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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby Paul » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:11 pm

I have no GLS in my house anymore.... a mix of LED and 2D lamps.

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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby Tom » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:00 am

Only GLS we have here is a BC 100w Crown Silver in the spare room....
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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby Andy » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:25 am

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.

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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby Slyspark » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:23 pm

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....
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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby Paul » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:12 pm

Good point Andy! Thinking about it I still have 4 incandescent lamps in my house! Oven, microwave, fridge & extractor unit have incandescent lights.

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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby LinearSLI-H » Wed May 03, 2017 6:51 pm

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!
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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby Paul » Wed May 03, 2017 9:21 pm

GU10 downlighters, who the hell ever thought that was a great idea?! Need to go back in time and 'Terminate' them!! :rofl :rofl

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Postby LinearSLI-H » Wed May 03, 2017 9:35 pm

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.
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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby MissRiaElaine » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:54 pm

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.

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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby MFL » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:45 pm

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 :)

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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby SuperSix » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:28 pm

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.

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Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Postby broadgage » Sun May 27, 2018 11:42 am

Hi, new member here.
I use almost no incandescent GLS lamps these days, indeed I often think that I have eliminated the last one, until I find another !

My washing machine is in a walk in cupboard fitted with a 60 watt incandescent which should outlast me as it is very little used. A few hours a year, so it should last at least a century.

I do have a stock of incandescent lamps for things like load testing UPS units, as dropper resistances and as low powered heat sources.


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