Flurescent lamps ?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue May 23 08:24:28 CDT 2006

I tried to use compact floursecents for a field ham radio
event on  a generator to save power and they all
failed within minutes.

BUT that was years ago.  I notice the new models seem
to be excellent and CHEAP if you buy the packs of 6
at a time.  They are only $1.50 each in packs of 12!
at Home Depot (in the back).

Compared to $7 each if you buy them one at a time.
These new ones light almost instantly too..

printed on each package...  de WB4APR, Bob

>>> andre.kesteloot at verizon.net 05/23/06 8:45 AM >>>

A lighting designer is a person who helps you designing the right 
lighting for your new home, etc. She does not necessarily know anything 
about electricity, but supposedly knows the best place to install 
spotlights, etc., to make a dramatic difference to your rooms.

Te other day, a lady lighting designer, whom we happen to know slightly, 
claimed that experience had taught her not to put a regular incandescent 
lamp and one of these new fluorescent replacement lamps on the same 
circuit, even if these is no dimmer controlling that circuit, because 
the fluorescent bulb will often die instantly.

Has anyone ever heard of this ?
If it is true (I haven't tried it yet), is there any valid explanation 
for this phenomenon ?

André N4ICK

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