[RFI] CFLs and LEDs

Sun Feb 1 13:30:51 EST 2009

They would probably arrest you for mailing hazardous wastes.

David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: PaulKB8N at aol.com [mailto:PaulKB8N at aol.com]
> Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 18:23
> To: ingraham.ma.ultranet at rcn.com; rfi at contesting.com; tvi-rfi-
> emi at mailman.qth.net
> Subject: Re: [RFI] CFLs and LEDs
> Andy,
> I've started accumulating burned out CFLs whose lifetime was far less than
> what was advertised.  I'm inclined to put them in a box and mail them to
> Congress and let them figure out how to dispose of them.
> Paul, k5AF
> In a message dated 2/1/2009 11:23:22 A.M. Central Standard Time,
> ingraham.ma.ultranet at rcn.com writes:
> I've  enjoyed the discussions about compact fluorescents, even if they
> sometimes  digressed from the topic of RFI.
> Another resource I just came across,  which others might enjoy too,  is:
> http://members.misty.com/don/index.html
> and some of the pages  under it, including:
> http://members.misty.com/don/f-lamp.html (Sam's F-Lamp  FAQ)
> http://members.misty.com/don/cfapp.html (where to use / not use  CFLs)
> etc.
> I only just scanned a little, but it looks to have a lot  of helpful
> information about CFLs, why some brands go bad, etc.  RFI  is mentioned,
> but
> not extensively.
> Also there's some info. about  bright LEDs too.
> (FYI, I have now concluded that "Lights of America"  should be avoided at
> all
> costs.  We just had a non-compact fluorescent  fixture of theirs go bad,
> and
> it appears to be the ballast, which may be a  failure mode of many of
> their
> non-compact fluorescents.  My personal  experience with a couple other LOA
> lamps has been similarly poor.   This fixture got maybe a few hundred
> hours
> total use, but is no longer  under warranty, and the model is
> discontinued.
> Home Depot apparently  stopped carrying LOA because of their  lousy
> lifetimes.)
> Andy
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