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1.0 out of 5 stars Requires expensive peripherals to work at all!!, November 27, 2011
This review is from: Sylvania 12709 100-watt 130-volt Production Ended in 2011 but for a Halogen Replacement Made in America Using 72-watt Please See Amazon No. B00A282TYU (Tools & Home Improvement)
Very disappointed in this product. Purchased to use on a camping trip for both light and heat, since I'd read about how warm they get. The more fool I! Long story short, there's a WHOLE lot of fine print they don't tell you about up front: Requires a lamp, requires an "outlet", requires some arcane piece of kit called a "power grid" that Amazon doesn't even carry!

May be a great product IF you already collected all the accessories, but I have better things to spend my money and my time on.

P.S. INCREDIBLY fragile. Definitely not top-shelf camping gear!
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Initial post: Nov 30, 2011 7:04:27 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 30, 2011 7:07:48 AM PST
Gizmo says:
Spot on! I tried to cook tacos and read Melville out in the moonlit backyard and the bulbs just sat there. Total fail.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2011 6:58:49 AM PST
I planted them in the garden, next to the tulips. They never came up.

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 3:30:21 AM PST
Lyle says:
Mine didn't even sing me to sleep with the sweet song of a Mogwai...ridiculous. I ended up leaving them next to lots of food after midnight. Stupid bulbs.

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 4:24:19 PM PST
Ryan A. says:
Took me halfway through to realize my leg was being gently pulled. Very droll. Bravo!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 12:06:12 PM PST
Libertariac says:
Yeah, droll except that his one star counts in the ratings. Oh, and also that it struggles to be funny.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 3:52:17 PM PST
Miriam123 says:
omigawd, where's your funny bone?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 4:04:11 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 30, 2011 4:04:43 PM PST
He wasn't making fun of Ron Paul, if that helps any.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 4:09:41 PM PST
P. Lewis says:
I put it in my fridge and every dang time I open the fridge door, the bloody light bulb thingy is on, no matter how fast I open the door. Not much of an energy saver.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 4:17:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 30, 2011 5:43:08 PM PST
no so-called says:
P. Lewis, I had the same problem, so I cut a hole in the back of the fridge to insert an infrared thermometer and see if I couldn't infer from the temperature gradient whether the light was on. Well, I'm glad I did, because I learned that the whole fridge is uniformly warm inside! Next step is to seal up the hole again to keep waste light out, and get my son in there to observe first hand.

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 4:30:17 PM PST
Lynn says:
Instalanche!
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