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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb



    mutant light bulb!

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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Cancel the RIP. I was going to replace it so I put the extension ladder up next to it and bonked the ceiling. It came back on.
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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb

    Today, I replaced 4 light bulbs in my house. 4 different fixtures in 4 different rooms.

    Grrrrr.

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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    Today, I replaced 4 light bulbs in my house. 4 different fixtures in 4 different rooms.

    Grrrrr.
    Yeah, I'm constantly changing bulbs around here, and this house was built 5 years ago. And we have recessed lighting (kitchen), and some track lighting, throughout the house, and those bulbs ain't cheap!
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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    Today, I replaced 4 light bulbs in my house. 4 different fixtures in 4 different rooms.

    Grrrrr.
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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb

    I guarantee a compact fluorescent bulb won't last that long in a garage ceiling. They hate being jostled around by the garage door opener.
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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    My stats teacher (from way back when), once said that light bulb life followed an exponential distribution and therefore, the probability of a certain one going bust was the same irrelevant of how old it was. (i.e. a 20 yr old bulb has the same chance of burning out in the next year as a brand new one has).

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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    My stats teacher (from way back when), once said that light bulb life followed an exponential distribution and therefore, the probability of a certain one going bust was the same irrelevant of how old it was. (i.e. a 20 yr old bulb has the same chance of burning out in the next year as a brand new one has). FWIW.
    Is this like the flip four heads in a row thing?
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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Is this like the flip four heads in a row thing?
    Not really. The "flip four heads" thing refers to each flip being an independent event.

    What the exponential distribution has is "memorylessness", that is, it doesn't matter how long you have waited already for a certain event, the probability of it happening -from that moment on- is always the same.

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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb

    If I use those CF bulbs, they last approximately 30 days before they pop. My house's electrical sucks though so im guessing its something to do with that. I've had more luck with good old incandescents.

    Farewell good garage bulb.

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    Re: RIP my garage lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288 View Post
    If I use those CF bulbs, they last approximately 30 days before they pop. My house's electrical sucks though so im guessing its something to do with that. I've had more luck with good old incandescents.
    Are the CF's in enclosed fixtures or installed with the base above the lamp? If so both of those things will cause them to have a very short life cycle.


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