On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM, Kim Elmore <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> That's interesting as in their on-line FAQ, Cree says they approve of
> installation in can fixtures. We've had 42 W CFLs in there for the last 8
> years and never seen evidence of overheating. However, the light is cycled a
> lot and I suspect the failures we've seen are related to that. Cree again
> states that power cycling is harmless to their LED bulb. I guess I'll get to
> find out!
Lumens, gentlemen, please! IMHO, bulbs should also receive a rating
based on how much heat they generate. Clearly, there is a difference
in the heat output of an Edison bulb that consumes 60 W of power and a
CFL that puts out the equivalent light (at considerably less power
I've got a CFL in my bathroom can fixture (bathroom? can? hmm) and
never had a problem. In fact, until just now, I've never given it a
thought. As best I can remember, we installed it 8 years ago when we
moved in and have never changed it.
I neither know the lumens nor how much power it consumes let alone how
many Joules of heat it generates.
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