[RFI] CFLs and LEDs

Alan NV8A nv8a at att.net
Sun Feb 1 14:20:06 EST 2009

On 02/01/09 12:25 pm Andy wrote:

> 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.)

The 2005 supplement included in the following document shows LOA CFLs 
outlasting Sylvania:

 > http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/programs/NLPIP/PDF/VIEW/SR_SB_CFL.pdf


Alan NV8A

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