[RFI] CFL Bulbs
gswynar at durham.net
Wed Nov 12 11:29:26 EST 2008
Yes, but how are they in a cold environment...?
Some years ago I went to considerable expense installing a bank of
ceiling-mounted tubular fluorescent lamps in my garage --- after just one
winter I took them all down again, gave them away, & replaced them with
Our cold Canadian winter here just flat-out would NOT permit the
fluorescents to fire up!
~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
----- Original Message -----
From: "David C. Hallam" <dhallam at rapidsys.com>
To: "Andy" <ingraham.ma.ultranet at rcn.com>; "RFI" <rfi at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: [RFI] CFL Bulbs
> As far as life goes, CFL's have definitely gotten better. A couple of
> ago, I was replacing the spiral type MUCH more often than incandescent.
> that is not true.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rfi-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com]On
> > Behalf Of Andy
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:09 AM
> > To: RFI
> > Subject: Re: [RFI] CFL Bulbs
> > Just as another data point ...
> > I have several compact flourescents in the home and a few standard
> > non-compact types. By far the noisiest of them is NOT a CFL. I
> > am not much
> > a weak signal listener, but the CFLs are pretty quiet, whereas
> > this non-CFL
> > roars over the HF spectrum.
> > I also get pretty good life out of my CFLs. At this point I
> > think I've had
> > two start to flicker, in well over 10 years of use.
> > Maybe I'm just getting the right brand(s)?
> > Is there anything NOT made in China?
> > Andy
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