[aprssig] TAPR Dayton Solar Talk

KBØNLY kb0nly at mchsi.com
Sat May 28 20:30:05 EDT 2011

Use less energy yes, put out more light, sometimes depending on the quality, 
last a long time?? NO

I bought brand name Sylvania CFL's and some Philips, they both said 5 years, 
although they used to say 7 years, and both brands died in less than a year. 
Of course they will warranty replace them, if I pay shipping both ways and 
send them the failed bulb, which in turn means you might as well buy another 
one instead!

I got sick of spending $4-$8 for bulbs that last less than a year so I got 
some cheap ones off ebay, yep made in hong kong, but RF quiet and all but 
one of a dozen count pack are still working three years later!!  So 
apparently the cheap ones have some advantage?


Scott KB0NLY

-----Original Message----- 
From: DALE
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 6:09 PM
To: Charlie Gallo ; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] TAPR Dayton Solar Talk

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 
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
Quality Custom Machine-shop work for the radio amateur (sm)

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