Shine on, little bulb
March 30, 2010 1:52 PM Subscribe
Is the light bulb in the microwave different than the ones in our lamps?
posted by amicamentis to home & garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We've had our microwave for years. We leave the door open more than I'd like to admit. Yet the light still burns steady.
Our lamps, however, burn out like crazy after a few months or so.
What is the different? Is it because the microwave is a much lower wattage? Is it a different kind of bulb? If so, why aren't regular light bulbs made the same way? How does one replace a burned out microwave light bulb?
And how many hours does the typical microwave light live for?