Incandescent lights [Re: It's time to restore the 11/45.]
scaron at umich.edu
Thu Feb 5 14:55:59 CST 2015
I absolutely hate them. The color temperature of the light they generate is
dreadful... harsh; the increase in lifetime over incandescents is nothing
near what is claimed; they are full of mercury and I find they are prone to
breakage where the tube meets the ballast when screwing or unscrewing them
in a socket. When I bought my home, I replaced every single one I found
with a good ole 60 watt GE Soft White. I will be hoarding big time when
they try to finally kill them off for good.
On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 3:26 PM, Jacob Ritorto <jacob.ritorto at gmail.com>
> 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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