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Halogen lamp life

Do you find that your halogen bulbs are constantly burning out before reaching their advertised service life? If so, check the voltage rating. Most bulbs sold in North American retail stores are rated at 120 Volts… but they do not seem to last very long. We have found that bulbs rated for 130 Volts can last up to four times longer than the 120 Volt ones… and the price difference is minimal. This is because heat damages the filament inside ...

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Darren & Mike Holmes on CBC’s Marketplace


Screen shot from CBC's MarketplaceWatch the episode of CBC’s Marketplace where Darren Johnston inspects a former marijuana grow house with Mike Holmes. We found some pretty obvious tell-tale signs and damage from the grow op that weren’t identified during five other home inspections.

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