Ha ha re the snow- thankfully there's an upside to your inlaws living next door...one has a plow on his truck, lol.
Yep, make no mistake about it, it's pretty much our "tv" and is on from 4PM-9/10PM, Monday through Friday and another 15-20 hours on the weekend. I'd bet we get 45-50 on it a week...well OBVIOUSLY we do, lol (50x52 = 2600). Having a little one around jacks up those hours...especially in the Summer when there's the AM in there and earlier afternoon hours. Doesn't mean we're all watching, all the time, of course...I think we're like many others: it just goes on and is "there". Prolly not the greatest of habits, I realize.
Re the brightness: I guess I'll really know when I get my new bulb, but it just seems to me that it fares noticeably worse than it did with any ambient light these days...make no mistake about it, it still is plenty bright in as 90-100% dark room. I'm sure there's a bit of longevity variance between the thousands of bulbs produced in the first place, so no biggie.
I'm also sure that the ultra bright capabilities of the bulb prolly have something to do with the more limited rating, too. I can easily see these 5, 6, and 7K ratings from other PJ's stemming from lower brightness levels.
Enjoy the snow, I'm happy we're "just" 10 degrees below normal today.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 2/17/14 at 8:00am