Incandescent lights [Re: It's time to restore the 11/45.]
jacob.ritorto at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 14:26:14 CST 2015
I think CFLs are kind of terrible.
On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 11:10 AM, Mouse <mouse at rodents-montreal.org> wrote:
> > Personally, I worry a bit about LED lamps supplanting the
> > incandescents.
> Me too - though for a different reason: a (tungsten) incandescent bulb
> is an extremely useful thing when working on small appliances. Hook it
> up in series with the mains and shorts in the appliance (a) don't do
> any damage and (b) are obvious when the bulb goes full brightness. (Of
> course, the bulb has to be sized appropriately for the appliance's
> normal draw; a 50W bulb will false-positive when testing an iron. :-)
> And then there are people who use them as heating elements in (eg)
> wood-drying kilns. And I'm sure there are plenty of other applications
> I haven't heard/thought of.
> Perhaps fortunately, it appears that here, at least, incandescents
> aren't completely banned, just vanilla 100W ones. (I am, though,
> somewhat worried about this being the camel's nose.)
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