Fluorescent lamps ?
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
Andre Kesteloot wrote:
> 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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