My kitchen ceiling utilizes five 75-watt indoor "floods" and my radio room
uses two, also.
A year or two ago I bought two low-wattage replacement fluorescent floods
for the ones in my radio room, since I was looking for a brighter, whiter
light where I do a lot of reading and detail writing/drawing. Depening on
how they worked out, it was my intention to then fill the kitchen sockets
with them, too. I'm not sure if the bulbs I bought were what you guys are
calling CFLs or not, but I think they were around 17 watts each. Since
they're indoor flood replacements, I have to assume they were designed for
Three problems with them caused me to revert to standard incandescent
1. They took "forever" to get up to useable brilliance.
2. They didn't even last a year before I had to replace one of the two.
3. One day I realized that the rough drifting signals I was hearing on 80
meters disappeared when I turned my radio room light switch off.
I'm back to incandescent bulbs now.
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