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[TowerTalk] CFL lifespan

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Subject: [TowerTalk] CFL lifespan
From: Jim Hoge <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 09:38:39 -0700 (PDT)
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  I cannot attest to the modern cfl lifespan but I have a pair of Philips SL 
18/27 still in use. I won these at a parade of homes 20 years ago. I would 
agree that the color has warmed over the years but that isn't backed by 
testing, just my two cents. These bulbs take a bit to come to full output, just 
as they did when first put into service. One final note, I have read that 
flouresent bulbs have a large energy surge at onset, similar to that of a motor 
so use in a circuit that is frequently cycled on and off won't see much energy 
savings and will shorten the life of the bulb. BTW, my bulbs are in a utility 
room above the washer and dryer.
  73, Jim W5QM

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