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Re: [RFI] CFL Bulbs that are OK!

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Subject: Re: [RFI] CFL Bulbs that are OK!
From: Jimk8mr@aol.com
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 10:08:53 EST
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I have two outdoor lights by my garage, located under an overhang but  
otherwise with just a decorative glass enclosure, not well sealed. It's on a  
motion sensor, so it does get cycled on by passing deer.  With the timer in  
the sensor, it does not get rapid cycling.
For several years I've had a generic CFL in one, an incadescent bulb in the 
The CFL fires up in Cleveland winter weather, though in cold  weather it 
takes a few minutes to come up to full  brightness. I believe I've had one CFL 
fail in this location, as well as several  of the incadescent ones.
73  -   Jim   K8MR
In a message dated 12/2/2010 9:51:30 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
deswynar@xplornet.ca writes:

Hi  Guys,

How have you found CFLs to behave in outdoor  applications...?

Here in The Great White North it's not uncommon to  have sub-zero 
scale) temperatures in the long, cold winter  months. I have porch lamps &
driveway lamps whose only protection from  the elements are decorative glass

Will these things  fire-up when the thermometer dips, or will we be left
here---literally--in  the cold & dark...?

~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI -  VE3XZ

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