It gets cold enough in Oklahoma winter to make CFLs a bad garage choice here,
also! Voice of experience.
73 de Mac, K2GKK/5
Since 30 Nov 1953
Oklahoma City, OK
USAF, Retired ('61-'81)
FAA, Retired ('94-'10)
From: RFI <email@example.com> on behalf of Dale Johnson
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 05:24
To: Charles Coldwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: RFI RFI <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] compact fluorescent bulbs
I have never had RFI issues with CFL’s or LED light bulbs, except as noted
below, in fact I use two in the shack for lighting the desk. I have had
failures though. They both get pretty hot at the base to the point the plastic
gets brown and eventually the glass loosens up. I just had a LED failure a
couple weeks ago, it started to flicker and the base was loose, that bulb was
only about a year old.
The CFL’s don’t work very well in our cold winters, I tried them out in the
garage and they didn’t come on in the cold. On the other hand I have LED shop
lights and they work in the cold, just don’t daisy chain them because then they
really put out RF noise. By that I mean plug one shop light into another. I
plug each one into separate outlets.
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