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    The Giz Wiz Show 1617 for April 7th 2017, Our 100th Independent Production. Yes, 100th!!

    Thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters The Giz Wiz Show not only continues, but with this show hits 100 episodes of independent production! So great. If you'd like to support OMGchad & DickDe in our independent venture (we pay for everything ourselves, including travel) just click the Patreon link at the top of our show web page: can also contribute just once via the PayPal link that's there too. And thank you for doing that! Our show wouldn't exist without our viewer's support.  

    And now onto this week's gadgets!


    Edison Light Bulbs and OMG, they're not LED!


    I like these bulbs said to be inspired by the style of old-fashioned Thomas Edison bulbs. Since they are also old-fashioned incandescent bulbs, they're fully dimmable, and made of clear glass. As you'll see in the video, the glowing squirrel cage filament design are far more interesting than almost all other normal bulbs. They fit into either an E26 or E27 screw base which means they fit standard home lighting sockets as well as most pendant light fixtures, ceiling fan lamps, chandeliers etc. (Assuming they use an E26 / E27 socket.) The 370 lumen filament bulbs are rated at 2500 hours of life. And although they can dimmed, they do not come with any sort of dimming device. I think these bulbs look best when they are fairly dim. That way you can see the individual elements. A single bulb is pricey at $6.99, but four are $16.99 and six are $22.89. All are Amazon Prime.



    Vintage LED Filament Bulb A19 - 6W LED Light Bulb.


    Lussuoso Lighting Filament LED A19 is a 60 Watt Equivalent using just 6W. It a nice soft White (2700K) as you'll see in the video. The Led Filament Bulb is an innovative combination of LED with a vintage incandescent bulb look. The LED filament technology offers a 360 degree beam angle light pattern which the ordinary LED bulbs can't. The bulb uses a clear glass bulb, unlike most LED lights, so it looks like an incandescent bulb. The company says these bulbs' power consumption is lower than most of the ordinary LED bulbs and the yearly cost to operate is minimal. You can replace old bulbs in seconds as these Lussuoso Lighting Filament Bulbs come with the standard medium screw E26 or the E12 base. A single bulb is $11.99, but burn time is said to be about 25,000, or 20 years, used 3.5 hours per day.



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