Fluorescent lamps ?

John Teller jsteller at spottydog.us
Tue May 23 20:59:06 CDT 2006

I have incandescent and fluorescent bulbs on the same circuit, with no 
interaction evidenced.  I did have one fluorescent burn out in 
spectacular fashion, but that was because it was one of the cheap 
Chinese units that was subject to the "recall".  I can't see how the two 
would affect each other, as the former offers a load that is almost 
purely resistive, while the latter is more likely reactive.  Perhaps if 
the circuit were near its limit, the heavy load initially offered by the 
cold filaments might make things dicey when the fluorescents attempted 
to start.

--- JST

Andre Kesteloot wrote:
> Gang,
> 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 ?
> 73
> André N4ICK
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