Michael, You're probably correct. And hopefully it will come around.
"lots of businesses are rushing to manufacture them, and many are not doing
so very well"
I applaud the technology (minus RFI) in producing more light per power unit
consumed. That is why I bit the first time. For me, the price + energy
consumed was greater that incandescent lamps. Until the lifetime of the
bulb increases from what I received, you will not find me buying any more of
them. You can study economics all you want but until you realize it just
won't happen until it makes sense to peoples pocketbooks, you still don't
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Coslo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "RFI Reflector" <RFI@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: [RFI] CFL bulbs - NO WAY
> On Oct 18, 2007, at 12:28 PM, Kelly Johnson wrote:
> > No, give credit to environmentalists that insist that humans will
> > become extinct in no time if we don't eliminate nearly every
> > technological advance made since the industrial revolution.
> CFL Bulbs are more technically advanced than incandescent bulbs.
> > Also give
> > credit to the politicians that have bought into the same doomsday
> > thinking. Better stock up on those incandescent bulbs (and trans
> > fats, and SUVs, and wine bottle corks, and disposable diapers, and
> > styrofoam cups, and...) before they're all banned :-)
> Don't forget the DDT and the Benzene fire extinguishers! ;^)
> Seriously, while people like to blame every ill on earth on the
> "leeburuls", give it a break. You are wrong.
> The reason that the CFL bulbs are not lasting as long is that they
> are becoming popular, and lots of businesses are rushing to
> manufacture them, and many are not doing so very well. I have bulbs
> from when they first came out that are still going strong, and ones
> bought 3 months ago that have had failures.
> My guess is under a free market economy, the poorly manufactured
> bulbs will have the fate of all shoddy products, perhaps along with
> their manufacturers.
> -73 de Mike KB3EIA -
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