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Re: [RFI] CFLs

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Subject: Re: [RFI] CFLs
From: Jimk8mr@aol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 19:38:36 EST
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The energy saving depends on whether you're heating, cooling, or doing  
The waste heat of incandescent lighting is not wasted if you are  heating 
the room anyway.  If you're running the A/C, then that heat is  doubly 
wasted, as you then have to pay to get rid of it.
With open windows, or outdoor applications, the difference in what you use  
is what you save.
Jim  K8MR
In a message dated 3/9/2011 7:23:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
n6pe@yahoo.com writes:

Lighting  in a typical house is pretty low load. Replacing an old frig, 
pool pump or TV  will probably save more than all the CFLs.

However, in my home  office with four 75 watt incads in a ceiling 
fan/light, changing to CFLs  dropped the room temperature 3-5 degrees in summer.

Rick,  N6PE

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