[RFI] VLF interference Re: CFLs and LEDs

David C. Hallam dhallam at rapidsys.com
Sat Feb 7 11:15:04 EST 2009

Well, you may *never* had one smoke but I have.  It was so hot that the 
plastic housing was starting to get soft.

Wal-Mart didn't pass legislation mandating the use of CFL's after 
whatever the date is.  I don't remember.  And how Al Gore ever got to be 
a Nobel Laureate with his outright lies about global warming is beyond me.

This bulb didn't come from Wal-Mart.


Peter Laws wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 07:08, David C. Hallam <dhallam at rapidsys.com> wrote:
>> "Another fine mess you've gotten us into Ollie" Whoops my mistake It's
>> our government and Al Gore that got us into this.
> I've not installed a 19th century bulb in the 21st century, save for
> ones in the car and, I think, maybe one in the 'fridge or oven.
> That's 9 years in two houses in two states (i.e. entirely different
> grid location).
> I've *never* had one smoke.  Ever.  I don't know how you guys do it.
> I've had lamps die prematurely.  Early on, when they were darned
> expensive, I've been able to replace them at no charge from the
> vendor.  Lately, it's enough of a hassle to do and the lamps are
> relatively cheaper that we don't bother.
> In the meantime, I've reduced my electric bill by more than the bulbs
> ever cost me, not to mention put a lot less carbon (and heavy metals)
> into the air that I breathe.
> And it's not Nobel Laureate Vice President Gore that "got us into
> this" - it's WalMart:
> http://walmartstores.com/FactsNews/NewsRoom/6108.aspx
> http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1004/p04s01-wogi.html
> But, then, you're hams.  I'm sure you whined about CW when it replaced
> spark and about SSB when it replaced AM ...

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