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Apr 6, 2009 7:46am
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My Family recently invested in low energy bulbs. We bought about 8 or so and placed them in the lounge and dining room areas – places where they wouldn’t get turned off and on a lot I guess.

I was impressed with the light output of these bulbs – and felt we were doing something positive to start reducing our energy ‘waste’. These bulbs were to last about 7 years or so. They lasted less than 8 weeks. All the bulbs burned out at the base. Not only dangerous, but very disappointing – particularly given the cost.

Would be keen to hear from others regarding your experiences with these style of bulbs.

 

Mark

 

 

 

 
Samotage_300_medium
Apr 8, 2009 6:09am
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That’s awesome Mark!  Great to hear. 

Would you like to share more about how you picked your bulbs, their color, type and other things that went into your decision?

Sam.

 
Avitar_medium
Jul 2, 2009 2:37am
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Hey Mark,

 Bummer to hear the bulbs you got were a bust, what technology were they based on, CFL , LED ??

I have had several CFLs AKA twisty bulbs go bad in much less time than advertised, shortest life was about two months.

I fear the push to change to CFL bulbs is going to go down as one of the great blunders in the Eco movement, too little has been done to ensure people understand the hazards of the mercury vapor that makes them tick, and worse yet is general lack of knowledge concerning properly disposal of them.

 

Dave

 
Samotage_300_medium
Jul 4, 2009 2:42am
555 posts

Hey Mark,

I read recently that if CFL bulbs are placed inverted i.e. with the base up – as is the case with many light fixtures it’s possible the heat rising burns out the electronics faster.   Wondering if this was your configuration?

Sam.

 

 
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Oct 16, 2010 1:04am
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IMO I dont believe that CFL’s are the way to go. With the amount of electronics loaded into them just to make them work, I would imagine they use up far more energy and rare resources than the old light bulb. Maybe the newer LED’s are the way to go, but again I am not sure if they use up any rare earth resources or habitats in the process.

 

Dale

 
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Oct 11, 2012 12:19pm
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Great work done Mark. We all need to save energy and thus help in saving our earth.

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