5755RE: [hreg] Chronicle lead editorial - Texas may phase out incandescent bulbs?
- Mar 5 9:20 AM
Hi Robert, I use them also and am questioning the longevity as well. Now whenever I replace one I write the date on the base with a Sharpie, so I’m hoping to quantify this issue, like you, I have some that are failing too soon. In other fixtures they have already lasted for years, so it’s been a mixed bag so far.
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From: Robert Johnston [mailto:junk1@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2007 7:55 AM
Subject: RE: [hreg] Chronicle lead editorial - Texas may phase out incandescent bulbs?
I continue to have such bad luck with longevity of CFL’s—typically just 6 mos to 2 years (max)—vs. claimed 5-7 yrs—that I don’t think they should be legislating CFLs until the technology is working as advertised. I’ve tried half a dozen brands including Autocell Electronics and they just aren’t lasting. Is it lightning in this region affecting electronic ballasts, or what? The other issue I have is that stores aren’t carrying 2700 K bulbs for the most part. If they would, I think it would be easier to get folks to switch, since they have color more similar to incandescents, instead of the garish blue of high color temperature CFLs.
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