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Better in theory than practice,
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This review is from: Philips 226951 43-Watt A19 EcoVantage Light Bulb, Natural Light, Dimmable, 2-Pack (Tools & Home Improvement)
I needed a dimmable full-spectrum bulb, one with better energy efficiency than a normal incandescent. Sadly, after only three months, three of the four I bought have burned out. Ironically, the only one I regularly dim is the last one working. I have generally had good luck with Philips products, so this may just be a bad batch, but I'll save my pennies for their LED bulbs from now on.
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Initial post: May 22, 2011 10:08:02 AM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 3:41:38 PM PST
Brian Excarnate says:
Halogens are dimmable, and additionally these are explicitly stated to be dimmable.
Posted on Sep 21, 2013 2:33:06 PM PDT
There is nothing ironic about the bulb you dimmed lasting longer. This is one of the primary advantages of a dimmer... they make bulbs last longer because there is less stress on the filament (they also consume less electricity). If you want your bulbs to last a long time, dim them to the lowest amount of light you are satisfied with. This can make them last twice, 10, or 20 times longer.
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