Very interesting Carl.
I would call the current stash of CFL third generation.
I started back in the middle 80's trying out 1 lamp in my house.
IT BURNED OUT QUICKLY. I returned it and they gave me another, It burned
Ten years later CFL's became what I call 2nd generation. The bases were a
little smaller and the price came down some. Tried another couple, they
Around 2004 I think, what I call generation three came about. The bulbs are
now around the same physical size as the incandescents they replaced. I
bought two for my radio room and replaced the two dingy 60 watt bulbs with
two 100WATT equivalent units that now fit the fixture. Very Pleased, After
1 week I got a wild hair up my tail and bought about 20 of them. Filled
out the whole house.
These are all FEIT ELECTRIC brand name.
I even put one in the garage opener this time to see if it will dim during
winter. The porch light will have to stay INCAN.
I have had 1 lamp fail since I upped the system. One of the units in the
I have been very happy with them. They are terrible for photography and
need to be swapped out for that.
I don't know if I am saving money, my guess is no because they are
expensive. BUT... they will give you a lot more light in a dark room
without the heat unlimiting a lot of fixtures.
You get used to turning on the switch and going one-thousand one and the
lights come on...
Plus they take several minutes to come to full brilliance.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of jeremy-ca
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 3:19 PM
To: c s; email@example.com
Subject: Re: [Amps] higher v.??
I switched to the compacts in a few places about 5 years ago when imports
became available at decent prices. I use them in places where I havent been
able to train my wife or remaining at home son to turn the incadescents off.
I have 6 in total and no failures yet. If my electric bill went down I cant
tell but at least Im not replacing 75-100W incadescents every time I turn
around. In that respect Ive saved money.
----- Original Message -----
From: "c s" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 3:38 PM
Subject: [Amps] higher v.??
> over to the new compact electronic fluorescent globes.So far,so
> good.I have an idea that the higher voltage creates higher electricity
> Of course it does!!! Do you think the suppliers are "stupid"???
> A reader of this list , and very happy with it.!!!
> Carl / kz5ca
> My bills are quite a bit higher now than 20 yrs. ago and yet I
> have not used any more than the usual , lights, soldering iron, an amp
> now and then , etc. That's about all.!!! the total bill has increased by
> about 50-60 %. !!! Inflation ?? not too likely.!!!!
> Have a good day all !!!!!!!!!!
> carl / kz5ca
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