[aprssig] TAPR Dayton Solar Talk

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Sat May 28 21:25:02 EDT 2011

I've not had good luck with CF's either...  Replaced every single lamp in
the house with CF 3 years ago, and they are burning out... I've lost 3.
I'm awaiting LEDs.  I think they quality goes down too much when they make
CFs cheap enough to be viable.

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On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 19:09, DALE <wa7ixk at embarqmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Dale
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> From: "Charlie Gallo" <Charlie at TheGallos.com>
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> 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
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