Lightbulb police? (was RE: Anyone off to VCF-UK)
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 3 18:34:27 CDT 2010
> From: classiccmp at philpem.me.uk
> I used to have a couple of first-gen "energy saver" fluorescent bulbs
> that were sent to me by (IIRC) National Power as part of some promotion
> or contest. They were two-piece units -- you had the screw or
> bayonet-fit ballast, and a separate, removable (via a 4-pin plug and
> latch arrangement) fluorescent tube. So when the fluoro tube died, you
> just bought a new one and swapped it over. Equally you could buy a new
> ballast, but only as part of a set with a new tube...
I had a few of these. 100% of my failures were the base and not the bulb.
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