Lightbulb police? (was RE: Anyone off to VCF-UK)
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Fri Jun 4 13:21:43 CDT 2010
On Fri, 4 Jun 2010, Ben wrote:
> Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> Okay, to settle the claims of fluorescent lamps having a longer life
>> than incandescents, what's the longest that a fluorescent lamp has
>> ever been in constant operation?
>> As a benchmark, I don't know if it's still there, but I believe that
>> the Livermore, CA fire station had an incandescent lamp in more-or-
>> less continuous service for about 100 years.
> If it is the one I am thinking of, it was made for night light use.
> 5 or 3 watts of power here.
Ah, here is a good article on it.
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