[aprssig] TAPR Dayton Solar Talk

DALE wa7ixk at embarqmail.com
Sat May 28 19:09:25 EDT 2011

CLS's last a long time .but they are not very reliable.
I have had two go bad in one month.
I have a 12 V one I bough in 1974 that still works, altho not used much.
Halogens use less electricity, put out more light, and last longer than incandescence's.
When I am heating my house in the winter with my heat pump I use Halogen's.
In the summer with air conditioning on I use CFL. Only because they were $.00 each,
some were free.
I have purchased thee Wall-mart LED lamps, every one has failed.
Could be Chinese quality.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charlie Gallo" <Charlie at TheGallos.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 3:50:41 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] TAPR Dayton Solar Talk

On 5/28/2011 Bob Bruninga  wrote:

>   But the CFL lasts 10 years!  And every place that sells them accepts them back for re-cycling.

I haven't have one last 2 years yet - my last one lasted 3 weeks.  Guess what, R30-R40 shaped bulbs in ceiling fixtures, side by side on the same circuit, the CFLs last LESS time than the incandescent bulbs on the same fixture - I often HAVE to use CFLs, because it's all the local store stocks - I use them till I can get a bunch of incandescents in, and when they burn out, I put incandescents in

73 de KG2V - Charles Gallo
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