I just went to the kitchen cabinet to get a lightbulb. I can not
believe what happened. You know how bulbs come in those cardboard
boxes, holding 2 bulbs, and pretty well padded. I have dropped those
things numerous times and never broken a bulb, not even on concrete.
I just knocked down the same sort of package, with 2 ROUGH SERVICE
bulbs. It only fell about 4 feet and onto a linoleum (on wood) floor.
One of the bulbs literally exploded, the largest piece of remaining
glass is probably about 1/4".
Rough Service MY ASS !!!!
The only thing rough about them is the price I had to pay, compared to
a standard bulb.
Heck I have that beat. I was using a set of Chisels for several weeks with
great success when one day I was working inside a cold warehouse and the
chisel rolled off a three foot counter top onto the concrete "horizontal"
and shattered. The only thing I found was the blade and lots of plastic. I
guess the load was only designed to be carried vertically to the tip.
Needless to say the company replaced the chisel. BUT WEIRD
On Fri, 04 Nov 2005 03:33:05 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:
The price difference you mention is why you might not have had rough
service bulbs. Some crooks want the high end bulbs at low end prices,
so they switch them around in the boxes. You might have paid for
rough service, and got ordinary bulbs.
Just like eggs, before I buy, I open the box and check. Good luck
tom @ www.CarFleaMarket.com
As you say, the bulb packages are pretty good, but the bulb is made out of
There are several types of "rought service" bulbs on the market. At least
one type has a plastic or rubberized coating that makes the bulb harder to
Most types, though, don't have the coating. In that case, "rough service"
really means that the bulb filament is mounted so that shock and vibration
won't cause it to fail as easily. Incandescent bulb filaments are fairly
brittle and get more so as they burn.
This is Turtle.
The Rough service light bulbs are for rough service and not for high
empact use. if you don't drop it. It will out last 3 or 4 regular
Also all rough service light bulbs are not the same. Look at it and see
if it has 130 volt rating and it is a good one. if it has a 120 volt or
a 125 volt rating. they are nothing at all and just trash. Look at the
rating to see if they are any good !
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