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Posted by vaughn on March 27, 2009, 11:38 am
 


   Those circline lamp adapters were the original CFLs.  We started using
them at least 40 years ago at our house.  Back then, they had significant
problems with reduced output with age.   I believe you can still buy them.
We have one still in use in our laundry where ceiling height is an issue.

Vaughn




Posted by clare on March 23, 2009, 4:03 pm
 
On Sun, 22 Mar 2009 20:13:03 -0700 (PDT), Frogwatch


Cheap chinese CRAP - and it is virtually impossible to find anything
else.

Posted by Tim Jackson on March 23, 2009, 10:52 am
 Jim Wilkins wrote:

I shouldn't be! That will mean the switch is only lighted when off, and
if the lamp is removed the neon will go out and the socket become live.
I'm sure that configuration would be illegal under European rules,
although I accept some may exist in less advanced countries.  Either way
it still falls into the category of "unsafe and needs attention".

What would do it legally is a dimmer switch or a day-night photoswitch:
you have to buy purpose built CFLs for use with dimmer switches.


Tim

Posted by clare on March 23, 2009, 4:05 pm
 On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:52:36 +0000, Tim Jackson


 If it is "live" when off due to power going through the Neon, you are
going to be hard pressed to detect the "liveness" by touch. NE2 bulb
draws 1/4 watt. That's 2 ma current.

Posted by Tim Jackson on March 24, 2009, 9:14 am
 clare@snyder.on.ca wrote:

That is sufficient for many people. You can stick *your* fingers in if
you want to.  I'm not saying that current would kill, although it has
been reported to cause heart fibrillation, but falling off the ladder might.


Tim

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