[aprssig] TAPR Dayton Solar Talk

DALE wa7ixk at embarqmail.com
Wed Jun 1 20:45:40 EDT 2011

Instructions with some of mine says do not install in ceiling enclosures.
I have been using fluorescent for many years. My shop was designed to use the 4 ft ones. Uses 8 4 ft 40 W tubes, but at least I can see.
320 watts for 320 sq foot of work space.
>From observing all the problems with CFL's and my own experience I believe CFL's are not practical. The LED's either.
The most practical and cost effective seems to be the Edison incandescent lamps.
I prefer the Halogen lamps and have had very good service from them.
I do have a bunch of 12 V light strips I got surplus,cheap.
I use them on my work benches under the shelves.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Mulvey" <aprs at mulveyfamily.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:52:20 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] TAPR Dayton Solar Talk

Standard CFL's mounted in enclosed ceiling fixtures last me about a
year or less, even with just a couple of hours a week of use.

For upright reading/etc lamps, we've had adequate performance from
single-wattage CFL's, but the three-ways we've tried have all died
within a couple of weeks, regardless of brands.

- Rich

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> On 5/30/2011 6:18 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> Interesting.  About 1/3rd of mine are mounted upside down in ceiling
>> fixtures, and I have not noticed any failures...
>> Bob, WB4APR

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