[RFI] VLF interference Re: CFLs and LEDs

Peter Laws plaws0 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 15:34:31 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 14:02, David C. Hallam <dhallam at rapidsys.com> wrote:

> My electricity bill has NOT gone down since I started using CFL's.  As a
> matter of fact it is up slightly.  I have not added any additional
> consumers.

kWh or cash money?  My kWh went down when I started using CFLs and, at
the time in Illinois, the state regulated electricity prices, so the
cash money went down too.

> What would have happened if
> no one had been home when it happened.

It's a problem, no question.

> I guess I don't like the government telling me what kind of a light bulb
> I have to use.

Do you live in the UK or Australia?  Those are the only two countries
that are eliminating Edison bulbs that I know of.

As for 6 months, that's really strange.  I've had the occasional one
fail prematurely, but most of them go on for a long time.  As I've
noted previously, we had a couple go in the kitchen fixture that I
thought were "premature" - they'd only been in service a little less
than 2 years.  We did find that the switch that controlled them seemed
to be arcing (didn't open and close quickly), so we've replaced it.
We'll see what happened.  Your 6 month maximum life-span is atypical -

As for wanting stuff from the government, I don't see what that has to
do with anything.  I put in CFLs to reduce my consumption of uranium
and now coal.  It also saves me money.  No one told me to.  I wish we
could get our government to enforce pollution and waste standards, but
that seems a lost cause.  What I don't want from the government is for
them to borrow more billions from the Chinese to send me a check.
Fine folks, the Chinese, but we ought not to be borrowing so much from
them and if we are to do that, then let's build something of lasting
value with it here.

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

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