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Re: [RFI] CFL bulbs - information

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Subject: Re: [RFI] CFL bulbs - information
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <k8ri@rogerhalstead.com>
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2010 04:16:44 -0500
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On 12/3/2010 9:25 AM, slater tubman wrote:
> I have previously reported that I have experienced no problem with CFL
> bulbs for both interior and exterior use (including very cold
> weather). Several people have asked me what brand of CFL bulbs I have
> been using. Honestly I don't buy just one brand. Right now I have
> Globe brand in use and generics as well. I have had Sylvania too. Of
> course some have burned out, but compared to the eternal replacement
> of incandescent bulbs over the years, I get noticeably longer life
> from the CFL units. I know they cost more, but once the initial
> changeover was done I forgot about that, content to live with the
> frustration of running out of incandescent bulbs and having to change
> them and change them and change them..... you get what I mean. Of
> course in cold weather use outside they do take a bit of time to hit
> full output but I am not in a rush. Instant this, instant that...a
> sign of our times. Don't you remember when we used to wait for our
> tube rigs to warm up? No big deal.
> And for sure- - - -  no RFI from any CFLs.
Same here.
> I can't understand the vitriolic resistance to their use. I don't like
> governments telling us what to do all the time, but I don't see this
> issue as one of being forced to do anything. However, that is a matter
> of opinion and I can live with it.
No  one forced us to change, we had already changed before there was a 
real push.


Roger (K8RI)
> 73
> Slater VE5OA
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