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5757RE: [hreg] Chronicle lead editorial - Texas may phase out incandescent bulbs?

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  • Nan Hildreth
    Mar 5, 2007
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      CF 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 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.


      Regards,  Kevin




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      From: Robert Johnston [ mailto:junk1@...]
      Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2007 7:55 AM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [hreg] Chronicle lead editorial - Texas may phase out incandescent bulbs?


      I continue to have such bad luck with longevity of CFL’s­typically just 6 mos to 2 years (max)­vs. claimed 5-7 yrs­that 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.



      From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [ mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Garth & Kim Travis
      Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:47 AM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      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.
      Bright Blessings,

      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.
      > David

      Nan Hildreth, Houston 713-842-6643

      "On playing fields and battlegrounds, challenges that would be daunting and impossible if faced alone are suddenly possible when tackled in a close-knit group.  The people haven't changed, but the way in which the task appears to them has."  Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point

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