BBS software for the PDP 11
jwsmail at jwsss.com
Fri May 19 14:46:16 CDT 2017
On 5/19/2017 5:13 AM, Peter Corlett via cctalk wrote:
> Anyway, for those of us in Amsterdam who can actually be bothered to find and
> hold down a job, go out and do the shopping, etc, we're replacing blown
> incandescents with LED bulbs because that's what they sell in the shops.
> Incandescent bulbs are exotic specialist items.
The CFL lighting was subsidized by the local California Utilities,
because the state has an incentive for Utilities to either build
efficient plants and expand capacity, or incentivize people to reduce
consumption by some amounts to offset that requirement.
They are doing the same for some LED lighting now, though not as much
as they did for CFL at this point.
At one point I could buy a flat of 60W CFL's for $2.00, which had maybe
20 bulbs in it. Still have it with bulbs.
I am however buying for every location I use lighting for any period of
time LED lighting. I think most of my spots have 8 to 10w bulbs which
are as bright as most the lighting which it replaced.
The main incandescent lighting I want to keep are lights which can be
used in either traffic lights or have connections to work in home
lighting. They are specially made to have much extended lifetimes for
such, and are handy where you do want to put in and leave an
incandescent light rather than either CFL or LED.
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