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

To: doc@kd4e.com,RFI Mail Reflector <rfi@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] The "new" light bulbs; it is accurate.
From: Bill NY9H <ny9h@arrl.net>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 15:13:00 -0500
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i just bought a few LED lamps at lowes..

by Utilitech  ( same guys who sells some under cabinet 3x1 watt led 
pucks with a terrible switcher on them,,,)...actually has Feit name 
on them.....
a   A19  style....   450 lumen  ,,,7.5 watt 110vac   for $9.99....
so far so good....

i so far don't hear them....on hf ...but tower is 100 feet away ./...


At 02:58 PM 3/8/2011, doc@kd4e.com wrote:
>The LED itself is rarely if every the problem, it is the cheap Chinese
>electronic power supply paired with them.
>The key is to try to figure out which brand uses decent electronics.
>Another variable to consider is the quality of the local power grid.
>If you are seeing a lot of surges and dips the electronics are more
>likely to fail early than if your source is steady.
>EPA regs have become more absurd over the years so that when applied
>to CFLs the absurdity becomes more apparent.
> > In theory LEDs are more efficient still, but our experience has not been
> > good. The only ones we have bought have been "Lights of America" brand
> > from Costco or Sam's Club; Sylvania LED bulbs are many times more
> > expensive. The ones we had bought from Costco were recalled by Costco
> > because it had been found that they did not live up to their longevity
> > claims. One that I bought from Sam's quit altogether, but I could not
> > find the receipt to return it. The others are still OK, but are the same
> > wrt to RFI as the CFLs.
> >
> > If LED bulbs become cheaper and more common, will homes and businesses
> > eventually be wired for a suitable low voltage?
> >
> > 73
> >
> > Alan NV8A
>Thanks! & 73, KD4E
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