[aprssig] CFL Bulbs and Shack backup power ;-)

Donald Jacob wb5eku at gmail.com
Mon May 30 15:12:57 EDT 2011

I called the X10 manufacturer of the "Socket Rockets" and they
confirmed my multiple
findings. The Socket Rockets do not work with  CF bulbs. I have blown
a few of both (CF bulb and Socket Rocket) trying them out. They did
say that the appliance module will work with the CF bulbs. They are
working on a solution for the Socket Rockets and the wall mounted
If you have had luck with the Socket Rockets please let me know the
manufacturer of the CF bulb .

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> On 5/30/2011 11:54 AM, Bob wrote:
>> I resent - TO THE CORE _ RESENT anyone telling me that:
>> You must use the "curlly fries light", THEY DO NOT WORK IN MANY OF MY USES
>> (X-10 switches/dimmer).
> CFLs work perfectly well with X10 screw-in "Socket Rockets" and appliance
> modules.   The headache is with wired-in X-10 wall-switch dimmers.   The
> only way here is to replace the dimmer with a normal dumb mechanical wall
> switch, leave it on all the time,  and use Socket Rockets at the bulbs.

>> What happens when some EPA clown decides that you cannot throw them away.
> You can turn them in at any Home Depot or Best Buy, and a lot of other
> places.
>> You must use low-flush toilets, the Ohio River Valley does not have a
>> water
>> shortage, but I am prevented BY LAW from buying a toilet that works first
>> time/every time.
> The Sloan Flushmate air-pressurized assisted-flush system works BETTER than
> any conventional toilet and uses only 1.6 gals/flush.  (You do, however, get
> an explosively loud noise like a cruise-ship toilet on each flush.)
>> Same goes for the push to battery cars. IF they ever get a GMC Suburban to
>> work on battery and not cost extra, then I might rethink that.
>> ok, so much for my soap box moment.
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