[RFI] VLF interference Re: CFLs and LEDs

dalej dj2001x at comcast.net
Sat Feb 7 11:42:15 EST 2009

I've got pictures of one of ours that burned.  I cut it open to see  
what was inside.  If anyone is interested I can send the photo.

Dale, K9VUJ

On 07, Feb 2009, at 10:15, David C. Hallam wrote:

> 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.
> David
> KC2JD/4
> 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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