5757RE: [hreg] Chronicle lead editorial - Texas may phase out incandescent bulbs?
- Mar 5, 2007CF bulbs don't like being rapidly switched on and off. If given a half hour to warm up, they last longer. So in my bathroom I use a motion sensor incandescent nightlight that I got from Home Depot for $7 and only turn on the CF lights in the bath when I need a really bright light.
At 11:27 AM 3/5/2007, Kevin Conlin wrote:
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 Im 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 its 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 CFLstypically just 6 mos to 2 years (max)vs. claimed 5-7 yrsthat I dont think they should be legislating CFLs until the technology is working as advertised. Ive tried half a dozen brands including Autocell Electronics and they just arent lasting. Is it lightning in this region affecting electronic ballasts, or what? The other issue I have is that stores arent 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.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [ mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Garth & Kim Travis
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [hreg] Chronicle lead editorial - Texas may phase out incandescent bulbs?
But what about when the incandescent is the proper bulb, that is when
you need the heat, not just the light? Hardly a sin. Do you like to
eat? If yes, please don't punish the farmers, we have a hard enough
time as is.
David Power wrote:
> How about a sin tax of $1.00 per incandescent bulb? More revenue for the
> state and gets the costs more inline with cfls.
> Either that or attach the 120lb bag of coal to the bulb that you have
> to burn to light it.
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