Incandescent lights [Re: It's time to restore the 11/45.]

js at js at
Fri Feb 6 10:12:36 CST 2015

On 2/6/2015 2:30 AM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 02/05/2015 11:05 PM, Peter Corlett 
> wrote:
>> LED lighting is actually delivering 
>> what the CFLs falsely claimed, 
>> provided one
>> doesn't need more than about 400lm 
>> per bulb due to heat issues. For the
>> customary single bulb per room in 
>> typical UK lighting, it means we're 
>> stuck
>> with CFLs until the technology 
>> improves or one replaces the light 
>> fitting with
>> one that takes multiple bulbs. We'll 
>> probably see a whole load of crappy LED
>> bulbs when that finally becomes 
>> mainstream though.
> I'll buy CFLs when I can safely put a 
> 100-watt equivalent LED in a base-up 
> recessed, insulated "can" type fixture 
> (of which I have many) and expect it 
> to perform for the estimated lifetime.
> When I contacted the manufacturer (GE) 
> for some CFLs in the same 
> configuration pooping out after about 
> 6 months of service, I received the 
> response that CFLs were not designed 
> for that type of service.  When I 
> inquired for what device does operate 
> in that configuration, I received the 
> response that a halogen bulb would do 
> nicely.
> Last year, during a very wet 
> snowstorm, our power was interrupted 
> by a tree falling on the HV 
> distribution lines to the 
> neighborhood, my neighbor who'd just 
> refitted his home with LEDs lost every 
> single installed lamp.  We (on the 
> same circuit) lost none.

So, why do you think that happened with 
the LEDs, Chuck?

- J.

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