Would you pay $60 for a light bulb?

Discussion in 'Brown Cafe Polls' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Apr 17, 2012.


Would you pay $60 for a light bulb?

Poll closed Apr 24, 2012.
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  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    To be fair, the price of the bulb could be as low as $22 after rebates and it does last for 20 years, but...

    I consider myself to be somewhat of a tree hugger. I changed all of my incandescent bulbs to CFL bulbs and have been very pleased; however, I would need 10 of these bulbs and the thought of spending up to $600 for light bulbs is absurd.
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    ....and I wouldn't spend $22 on one either.
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I am so stocked up, I may never need to buy another bulb the rest of my life!!
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I would burn whale oil lamps at my house before I would spend 60 bucks on a frikkin lightbulb.
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Wait a few years and the price should drop pretty significantly, new tech is always pricey.
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Have you seen Ben Stein's stash of stored light bulbs? It looks like mine!!
  7. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    I have had five year bulbs last 2 years.
    Now I save boxes and receipts for refunds.
    I want to know how they know the bulb will last 20 years?
    Did they make a bunch in 1990 and determine 20 years is the safe number of years to indicate on packaging?
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Remember the 100 year light...I think it finally burned out....that's "getting your money's worth"!

    Bulb has burned over 100 years Abilene Reporter-News
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I was just recalling, we moved into this house March '03, and I've never changed the two 60 watts in my 2 living room lamps. Granted, I don't use them all the time, but still, they've lasted 9 years. Cost wise,I probably paid a couple bucks for a 4-pack. That's value, I think.
  10. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    That story was recently brought on the news.
    The $59 lightbulb.
    According to the news (this pearl of all light bulbs), will last 46 years !
    More years than many of us will be living.

    Basically, if you buy a home with those bulbs installed, you'll probably never need to replace any of them.
    Really, not a bad deal.

    Traditional light bulbs being replaced by 46-year bulbs.

    TAMPA -- When is a $10 light bulb worth the money? Perhaps when it lasts 46 years and pays for itself in electricity in a year.
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Have you counted the number of light bulbs in your home? You'd be amazed and at $59, it's very expensive.
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Hubby and I just counted every bulb at our house that can be unscrewed and replaced......90!!!

    90 x $59 = $5,310.00 !! No Thanks !!
  13. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    No, I would not pay $60 for a light bulb advertised to last 20 years.
    For the same reason that I don't buy green bananas anymore.
  14. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Well, the negative part is that the light coverings may never be washed again. Because I do that everytime it needs a new bulb.
  15. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Oh well, you stocked up, and I didn't. So, I got no other choice.
    I think the cheapest are actually $5.99 here.
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I have to write that down on my list of things to do on a rainy day.
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    We were both bored with Bev.Hills Cop.

    I also have 73 kitchen cabinet knobs.
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I have to draw the line somewhere---I refuse to count cabinet knobs.