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Posted by Rich Grise on May 20, 2009, 5:16 pm
On Wed, 20 May 2009 00:53:20 +0000, Don Klipstein wrote:

No, you simpleton, to produce white light directly. Ever heard of a
xenon flash tube?


Posted by Don Klipstein on May 21, 2009, 12:23 am

  Xenon does have a problem at low power efficiently glowing continuously
or in a manner appearing to glow continuously.  I mention this in more
detail in a web file of mine:


 - Don Klipstein (don@misty.com)

Posted by William Wixon on May 20, 2009, 5:56 am

can i say, though i replaced nearly every incandescent light bulb in my
house with cfls, what i don't like about cfls? i don't like the friggin'
GREEN color of the light.  creepy.  it's not the warm red glow that i'm used
to and that's comforting and so inviting (driving by people's homes in the
winter, with the warm reddish glow of incandescent burning inside).  i
actually HATE the color of cfls.  the first time i replaced a incandescent
with a cfl i was like "UGH, ok, that's it, no more of THAT!"  after
repeatedly hearing how much energy i was going to save i finally broke down
and installed the rest of the 6 pack of cfls i bought.


Posted by Eeyore on May 20, 2009, 5:40 pm

Rich Grise wrote:

Not in my expereince. These latest ones were rated at 10,000 hrs and I had one
15,000 hr one which I'm sure must have made it. It lasted for years on end.

There is something in that but the newer spiral ones are more compatible.

I'll give you that. Or at least as far as they want to get rid of incandescents,
although I gather halogens have had a recent reprieve and any banning is still a
long time off.

Huh, they mark them here with an indication not to dispose of them with
household waste but don't provide an alternative !

Aren't they rather expensive and an even worse colour temp ?


Posted by Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's n on May 21, 2009, 3:18 pm

I crush mine into a fine powder and sprinkle it around the nearest

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. - Henry Ford

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