The incandescent light bulb in my freezer compartment has failed
again. I would like to get something that would last longer and be
Are there any 120 volt LED light bulbs (standard base) that would
put out enough light for this use?
Are there any compact fluorescent bulbs that will work well at the
low temperatures present in a freezer compartment (as low as minus
I am TERRIBLY cruel to my cat. I actually cut of the ends of
his toes. It\'s just the hard, dead part that grows back but
Fluorescent will not work well that cold. Efficiency is not a big deal here
as it is only on a few hours a year. If you save a penny a year that is not
going to pay for a more expensive bulb.
Do you have short life on other bulbs? If you tend to have a higher
voltage, they will not last as long and that may be your problem. Don't buy
a cheap "no name" brand either for the same reason. A good appliance bulb
should last quite a few years in a freezer. Here is one rated to last 4000
Such short life means that the lamp is burning more hours than you think or
it is being subjected to shock or vibration which causes the filament to
disintegrate as soon as it crystalizes (100-200 hours or so). Is there a
chance that the lamp is staying on when the door is closed due to a faulty
switch? Do those who use the freezer typically slam the door or is the
If you have none of the above problems, buy a "long-life" or 130 volt
standard lamp. Lamps marked as "applicance lamps" may actually be rated for
relatively short life so they can deliver higher light output. If you
have shock/vibration problems, try a lamp designed for garage door openers.
Such lamps have additional filament supports that hold the filament tighter.
All of the lamps I've described are typically stocked by the big box
retailers or a good hardware store.
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