SteveHGraham wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:14 pm
I have never seen a bulb labeled "instant start" in a hardware store. They don't come up on Amazon or Ebay. Were they only available in Portugal?
I got them from a lighting shop; OH was complaining about the slow start thing, and they said "oh, use these then", and pulled them out. You want white, warm white, yellow? They had them.
Sylvania I think but not sure.
Out of 25 installed 10 years ago, about 18 are still working.
I have one of the slow ones in the garage; I'd change it but it's 12' up and I'm too lazy to do the work to get up there.
Citrons; I almost bought one in 2008, a 2000 model with leather seats and lots on knickknacks. They still had the hydraulic suspension, with mystery magic bulb topped struts. People either love them or hate them, it's a sort of automotive sub-culture.
The Citron freaks will tell you they're easy to fix you just blah blah blah, story goes on for 20 minutes of jargon, piece of cake.
Anyway, after hearing the tale, I decided to leave it out. But it could have been fun.
Now I have the gizmo laden Mercedes instead, and I think it's similar; lots of brand / model specific things to know if you want to keep an old one running.
Isn't that what life is all about?