low voltage & bulb species

From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 20:51:16 MDT

At 07:37 PM 7/5/01 -0700, Spike wrote:

>> incandescent bulbs produce about half
>> their normal
>> illumination that low (and if they are 130 volt long life bulbs, they
>> will be even less bright), while still using 91% of the energy, which
>> will prompt people to have more lights running at the same time to keep
>> up the same illumination, thus wasting 40% more energy.

>it incentivizes her to replace her incandescent
>bulbs with low power flourescent.

I reveal my elementary ignorance: do fluoros work if you lower the voltage?
I have a couple of dandy little long-life 15-watt lamps = 75 watt
incandescent or maybe 100 watt, but they are explicitly said not to work
with a standard light-dimmer rheostat.

Damien Broderick

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