research
 Patents
 Books
 Literature
 Articles
 Timeline
 Auction Archive

about
 About this site
 Wanted to buy

bulb gallery

Incandescent:
C
carbon
WD
drawn tungsten
WC
coiled tungsten
WM
mini tungsten
WS
pressed tung.
FG
figural bulbs
XL
christmas
XS
christmas sets
T
tantalum

Discharge:
NE
neon lamps
AR
argon lamps
XE
xenon lamps
MA
mercury
MC
fluorescent
MS
special mercury

Hardware:
F
fuses
FX
fixtures
PF
plugs & fittings
SA
sockets
SW
switches

tube gallery

 X-ray
 Geissler
 Crookes
 Radio
 Box art

museum pics

 Dr. Hugh Hicks
 
Fort Myers, FL.
 S.Slabyhoudek

links

 Related links
 Submit a link

 

Author Topic: Is it worth stocking up on incandescent flashlight bulbs ?  (Read 10249 times)

Offline adam2

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 108
Is it worth stocking up on incandescent flashlight bulbs ?
« on: November 23, 2009, 08:11:37 am »
As disscussed elswhere on these forums, many countries are prohibiting or restricting the sale of mains voltage incandescent lamps for general lighting.

Therei is AFAIK no such ban proposed for flashlight/torch bulbs, however it might be a good idea to stock up on these, especialy the older or less common types.
With the growing use of LED lamps, some types of incandescent lamp are already in short supply, and I suspect that others will follow.

Maglight, Surefire and others still make incandescent flashlights and will probably support theire products for many years with replacement lamps.

My concern is more with the less common lamps.