Re: low voltage & bulb species

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Jul 06 2001 - 08:13:15 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 09:48 PM 7/5/01 -0700, Amara 2 wrote:
> >The CFB bulbs will last many years. Do the experiment. Replace one or two
> >light bulbs in your home that burn most of the time, such as outdoor lights.
> The hidden killer consideration is in the last sentence. You can only
> sensibly use these units in rooms where it's switched on first thing in the
> morning and off last thing at nite (or left on 24/7/365.25). I had one in
> the kitchen, where I do a lot of mooching and reading, and it lasted a long
> time. I put another in the bathroom, where I ditto but in shorter and much
> more frequent intervals, and the bastard died after a year or less. Okay,
> it used less juice, but it cost about 10 to 20 times as much to purchase a
> fluoro. Ferggeddit.

Oh, I don't know. Mum and dad's bathroom fluorescent has been going
strong for 8 years without a bulb change.

I suggest you buy brand name bulbs, like Sylvania. I don't know where
you are buying your stuff, but you should be able to get rebates from
your utility.

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