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Default Screw in flourescent light bulbs.

On Wed, 10 Dec 2008 19:11:12 -0000, GregS wrote:

In article , "Peter Hucker" wrote:
On Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:41:31 -0000, GregS wrote:

In article , "Peter Hucker"

On Tue, 09 Dec 2008 20:59:44 -0000, GregS wrote:

In article , "Michael A.
Terrell" wrote:

Peter Hucker wrote:

On Tue, 09 Dec 2008 19:49:11 -0000, Michael A. Terrell

Peter Hucker wrote:

On Tue, 09 Dec 2008 19:14:26 -0000, Michael A. Terrell

What part of CFL lamps overheating and catching on fire goes

over your head?

It only happens extremely occasionally.

A hell of a lot more often than with incandescent lamps.

More often I've seen excessive heat from an incandescent making the

brittle, the danger not being fire directly, but the fitting collapsing

A lot of incandescent fixtures are not designed for safe operation of



You really don't know anything, do you? Some fixtures hold in the
heat. The incandescents & ceramic sockets can handle the heat, but the
thermoplastic in the CFLs melt, the electrolytics overheat and they
fail, or catch on fire.

When I first started using them about 17 years ago, I thought I had
a few light fixtures that were way too hot, and I worried about that.
By using CFL's I would be usinf less electricity and the fixtures were much
If it was an incandescent fixture in the first place, they automatically
hold a fire for a very short period and suffocate it usually. I would worry
more about CFL's NOT in fixtures, I have one CFL in the front yard 24/365
and it probably gets real hot in the summer day, but so far its going

problems. Fully air sealed anyway.

Why do you have it on on a hot summer's day?

Cause I don't turn the switch off and on. I just leave it.
I do have parts to update my front lawn post including some spots
to illuminate some trees, and they will have a photo switch. I hope
the switch works on CFL's. I was going to check if this switch used a relay.

I don't need to illuminate my front lawn, there's a bloody streetlamp there!

When I eventually get round to building the pond and lighting it, I may have to
black out that side of the streetlamp (it's the old hemispherical dome

The trouble with street lights, only 10% of the light hits the street.
The rest just blinds you.

Funny, I've never been blinded by a street light. BMW headlights on the other hand....


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