Posted by EskWIRED on March 22, 2009, 2:56 pm
Do they lose brightness over time like regular flourescent lights do?
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so
certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
-- Bertrand Russell
Posted by Martin Riddle on March 22, 2009, 8:36 pm
They do but only towards the end of their life.
Posted by Eeyore on March 24, 2009, 10:34 pm
Yes, as do incandescents ( at least the GLS type ). I think both types should be
rated in lumens at 50% lifetime.
Posted by ransley on March 22, 2009, 11:17 pm
It flickers when off, you have electric issues in your house. You dont
know much do you. CFLs consume 75% less and last longer, I have at
least 70 from HD running 2 years with two failures in buildings. HDs
have a 7 yr warranty. And you didnt know Incandesant bulbs are the
scam, they only emit about 4-6% of the energy used as light you see,
the rest is heat, so 10 100w incandesants equal a 950 watt heater, now
thats smart. In summer you run the AC to remove heat Incandesants
made, what a waste of everything. Check your voltage and try a
different brand bulb.
Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 23, 2009, 12:09 am
A lighted switch will do that, the neon lamp is across the switch