[mythtv-users] [Slightly OT] solar power for all our gadgets

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Sat Mar 21 01:03:34 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 08:57:21PM -0400, John Drescher wrote:
> > Any CFL that behaves the way the OP described is either broken or VERY old.
> > Con-ED in NYC was giving away better ones than that in 1991.
> >
> My commercial electric (sold at Home Depot) spot lights possibly PAR38
> I have in my recessed lighting in the main hallway take 1 to 3 minutes
> to achieve full brightness. That is how they were new and how they are
> now 3 years later. As a result we rarely turn them on because they are
> basically useless for their purpose.

     Got an ET bench in that hall? Otherwise, the cycle time and probably
even the brightness of the lights is not that big of a deal. You could even
probably just get an incandescent with 1/4 the wattage (of whatever was there
to begin with) and still be good.

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