[RFI] Cree LED Light Bulb
Pete Smith N4ZR
n4zr at contesting.com
Mon Aug 11 12:30:26 EDT 2014
The packaging I saw specified "totally-enclosed fixtures" as non-nos.
73, Pete N4ZR
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On 8/11/2014 11:25 AM, Kim Elmore wrote:
> That's interesting as in their on-line FAQ, Cree says they approve of installation in can fixtures. We've had 42 W CFLs in there for the last 8 years and never seen evidence of overheating. However, the light is cycled a lot and I suspect the failures we've seen are related to that. Cree again states that power cycling is harmless to their LED bulb. I guess I'll get to find out!
> Kim N5OP
> "People that make music together cannot be enemies, at least as long as the music lasts." -- Paul Hindemith
>> On Aug 11, 2014, at 10:17, Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr at contesting.com> wrote:
>> I started looking into this subject after reading about fire hazards from LED bulbs in fully-enclosed ceiling lights. Now I see that Home Depot has units that are specifically designed to go in a 5 or 6 inch pot light can. I haven't noticed the color temperature, but the price ($28 each) was enough to put me off.
>> 73, Pete N4ZR
>> Check out the Reverse Beacon Network at
>> blog at reversebeacon.blogspot.com.
>> For spots, please go to your favorite
>> ARC V6 or VE7CC DX cluster node.
>> On 8/10/2014 8:55 PM, Kim Elmore wrote:
>>> We have a recessed can light in our shower. The tag inside states that a 60 W incandescent in the max it can accomodate, but even a 60 W reflector bulb has pretty wimpy output. I'd beenusing a 150 W equivalent 42 W CFL, but they don't last long. Based on what I've seen here, I went to Home Depot and snagged a Cree 75W equivalent (18 W consumption) flood light. It is quite bright and, as far as I can tell, RF-quiet at HF. I listened on on the AM BC band and 160-10 m during the day (so 80 and 160 are quiet) and heard nothing from it it. I also hear nothing from it on 2 m or 20 cm. So far, so good!
>>> Kim N5OP
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