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Re: [RFI] The "new" light bulbs; it is accurate.

To: Warrenwolff <warrenwolff@aol.com>, rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] The "new" light bulbs; it is accurate.
From: Jim Brown <jim@audiosystemsgroup.com>
Reply-to: jim@audiosystemsgroup.com
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:57:00 -0800
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On 3/8/2011 9:16 AM, Warrenwolff wrote:
> Most of you folks know that I have real problems
> with these (new?) CFL light bulbs.  I used a bunch
> of them at the San Bernardino house to find high
> failure rates.   I was just too busy to take them
> back for warranty replacement.  Shame on me!

Yes, it's important to take back defective crap and force vendors to eat 
the loss.

On the other hand, I've had far better experience than you. When I moved 
to Santa Cruz, CA from Chicago in 2006 and experienced sky-high 
California electricity rates (more than double what I paid in Chicago), 
I replaced at least a dozen incandescent bulbs with CFLs.  So far 
(nearly five years), I have not had a single failure, nor have I 
experienced any RF noise. I haven't done the arithmetic, but rough 
estimates suggest that the savings on my PG&E bill are pretty close to 
off-setting what I paid for the bulbs.

73, Jim K9YC
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