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Old September 30 2012, 06:47 AM   #11
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Re: Home lighting.

scotpens wrote: View Post
Are three-way bulbs not available in your neck of the woods? They're quite common in America.
I've never even heard of that kind of bulb before*
I'm guessing the downside (that once one of the filaments burn out the bulb becomes a lot less useful) made us not want them. But that is just a guess.

ETA: Plus: you'd need specially made fittings and switches... very American solution... I think the most common European way to do something similar is to have three bulbs in a lamp -and three switches (or indeed; a four way switch).

Maybe The English or the French or... are different though.

*And I come from a family of electricians and the like.

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