Dale Martin kg5u at hal-pc.org
Sun Feb 1 18:06:14 EST 2009

I expected better of you than that....tut...tut...tut
Where did you buy your CFL's?  
Check with them and see if they don't take in dead CFL's for recycling. 
Home Depot does. 
dale, kg5u


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Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 12:23 PM
To: ingraham.ma.ultranet at rcn.com; rfi at contesting.com;
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Subject: Re: [TVI-RFI-EMI] [RFI] CFLs and LEDs

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:

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)

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


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