I am most concerned about the base overheating. This device seems to
me to be a fire hazard. I've had two now that exhibit the burned
base, the first one the bulb/tube was very loose in it's attachment
and could have fallen out, shattered and exposed us to toxic
material. I have a picture if anyone would like to see it.
Regarding RFI, they are clean and I've had no issues with RFI from
On 18, Oct 2007, at 16:06, Jim Miller wrote:
> 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 +
> 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
> get it.
> 73, Jim
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Coslo" <email@example.com>
> 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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