5868RE: [hreg] Chronicle lead editorial - Texas may phase out incandescent bulbs?
- Mar 14, 2007
That’s interesting, until I read your e-mail I had forgotten about a PL lamp that I installed twenty years ago, back when the transformer and electronics were external. It has worked far better and longer than any of the new models, and does get short cycled. Apparently the quality has suffered in mass production.
From: David Power [mailto:dpower@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 1:38 PM
Subject: RE: [hreg] Chronicle lead editorial - Texas may phase out incandescent bulbs?
I have had very good luck with several brands after noticing some of the lamps were only lasting a few months. It seems that the ballasts are heat sensitive on some brands so they don’t like being inverted or enclosed (recessed lighting) some don’t last long at all if vibrated (ceiling fan or next to a door that is opened and closed a lot. I have on that is installed in my laundry room that is hard to replace, I installed it in the summer of 1990 and it still works fine, gets short cycled (flipped on and off) almost every day (to bad I don’t remember the brand, I have to remove the washing machine from the room to change it).
It also seems to vary by lot. I have been using FEIT CFL’s for 3 or 4 years and have only had a couple fail, then I bought a case of the A style bulbs and 4 out of the 12 failed in 4 months, all were installed in enclosed inverted fixtures, replaced them with their mini twist and they have been fine for over 1 ½ years. All are 2650k spectrum and energy star certified. They did replace the bulbs under warranty. Maybe we can start keeping a list of the brands that fail early and how they are installed.
From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto: hreg@yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Robert Johnston
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