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Author Topic: New Dangers with the newer CFLs  (Read 57958 times)

HA Dave

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Re: New Dangers with the newer CFLs
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2011, 10:38:52 PM »

..... I merely tried to state the unsafe use of them could result in disaster!

I know... I was poking fun. I don't know anyone who doesn't use the CFL's. Nor do I know anyone who (I believe) truly feels these CFL's are really a good thing to have around kids and pets (or even wifes for that matter)... with the Phosphors and Mercury.

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Re: New Dangers with the newer CFLs
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2011, 09:14:25 AM »

Although I do have some in use, I mostly have LEDs in use now.
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Do you find the LEDs life span is woefully short of the 50,000 to 100,000 hrs I have seen manufactures project? Since white light LEDs use fluorescent phosphors I don't see how manufacturer's are projecting these extended life spans unless they are quoting the die life and not the light output.
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Re: New Dangers with the newer CFLs
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2011, 09:24:01 AM »

dave w,
I haven't had one die yet how ever I'm not one to leave lights on for long.
I do know they out live my old incandescent bulbs at least.
As for light output I haven't seen that reduce yet either but they are much less brighter to begin with :(
The brightness stated on the packaging is no where true to what I actually get.
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