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3-way not working

 
 
Bziel
 
Reply Sat 14 Aug, 2010 02:19 pm
My light reverts to simple two way operation when i put in a 3-way bulb. (I know it is 3 way because I had a 50 watt bulb in and turning the switch resulted in the 3-way series of operation where the low and the high did not turn on the bultb
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 14 Aug, 2010 02:21 pm
@Bziel,
This has got to be one of the most anticlimactic threads given the titles's possibilities I have read in a while.
<<<sigh>>>
engineer
 
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Reply Sat 14 Aug, 2010 02:36 pm
@Bziel,
Maybe some of the elements in your three way bulb are burned out.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 06:53 pm
@Bziel,
What the hell is a "3 way bulb".
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 07:01 pm
@Wilso,
A bulb that emits 3 different levels of light, i.e. 40, 60 and 120 watts.

http://image.lampsplus.com/is/image/38540.fpx?qlt=65&wid=236&hei=236&fmt=jpeg
Wilso
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 07:18 pm
@Butrflynet,
Never seen one of those in Australia.
jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 07:34 pm
@tsarstepan,
Caught me by surprise too Wink

I had three way bulbs, got rid of them, we now use LED bulbs with a dimmer switch. LED bulbs last for years and cost pennies comparied to any other light bulb.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 07:37 pm
@Wilso,
We always had them when I was growing up wilso, and I'm 54.

Must be a 'merican thang.

Funny, I never used one after leaving home.

low when watching TV
medium for regular
high for reading.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 07:39 pm
@jcboy,
jcboy wrote:

Caught me by surprise too Wink

I had three way bulbs, got rid of them, we now use LED bulbs with a dimmer switch. LED bulbs last for years and cost pennies comparied to any other light bulb.



tsar and morgan..... Laughing

you're right though morgan, I guess I switched to dimmer switches.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 07:46 pm
@chai2,
Do you know I read LED bulbs can last up to twenty years! And they really do cost pennies on your electricity bill compared to other bulbs, but where they get you is the cost of the bulbs. We bought 30 of them and they cost $39.95 EACH!

Probably take a few years before we get our monies worth out of them.
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