Osborne Vixen - Zenith 7" display t-shooting issues

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Nov 7 21:09:38 CST 2014

On 11/07/2014 06:59 PM, drlegendre . wrote:

> Sales guy there once said that the local utility (here it's Xcel Energy)
> subsidizes the prices for some reason.. must be some idiot carbon-cutting /
> offsetting regulation crap, or something like that, I'd guess. But FWIW,
> that's what we were told. Gotta keep those polar bears in seal blubber, ya
> know..

Oh, I think I pay less than $2 the each here, but a lot of those things 
are really Chinese crap--and they seldom last their stated life.  If all 
my fixtures were base-down, they might last longer, but they're not--by 
an large, they're IC recessed "cans".  One of the reasons that I don't 
invest in LED Edison base replacements is that I suspect the electronics 
will have its life considerably shortened by thermal issues.

Manufacturers hem and haw about this issue a lot.


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