Anybody measured the power factor of these bulbs ? I dont know what the lamp
load is of the power network is compared to total load - but wonder if this
willy nilly change over will bite someone !
I measure a PF of 0.63 for the "100 watt "conserve energy bulbs from Costco
BPCE23TM/4. It measures 0.31 Arms at 118.4 Vrms. Same metering says a 100
watt incandescent is 117.3 v and 0.81 amps for 94w and pf of 0.99.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Miller" <JimMiller@STL-OnLine.Net>
To: "RFI Reflector" <RFI@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: [RFI] CFL bulbs - NO WAY
> Michael, You're probably correct. And hopefully it will come around.
> "lots of businesses are rushing to manufacture them, and many are not
> so very well"
> I applaud the technology (minus RFI) in producing more light per power
> 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
> 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
> get it.
> 73, Jim
> ----- 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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