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Re: [TowerTalk] CFL lifespan

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] CFL lifespan
From: John Becker <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:35:17 -0500
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> Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 09:38:39 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Jim Hoge <>
>   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. 
>   73, Jim W5QM
I have had just the opposite experience with modern CFLs. I bought a 
package of 3 GE 26W CFLs at Wal-Mart less than 2 months ago. About a 
week ago, one of them failed totally after blinking occasionally for 
several days. Made in China, of course.


John, K9MM

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