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Default Screw in flourescent light bulbs.

On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 20:07:54 -0000, GregS wrote:

In article , "Peter Hucker" wrote:
On Wed, 10 Dec 2008 20:26:52 -0000, Michael A. Terrell

Peter Hucker wrote:

On Tue, 09 Dec 2008 20:09:18 -0000, Michael A. Terrell


ian field wrote:

"Michael A. Terrell" wrote in message

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. A lot of
incandescent fixtures are not designed for safe operation of CFL lamps.

PHucker boasts of having rigged his house with cobbled together 12V

run from solar panels and scrounged end of life car batteries, he most
likely had some scares using LV halogens in unsuitable enclosures.

With any luck, it will burn to the ground form his shoddy work.

LEDs running on 12 volts are far less likely to burn than commercial


Really? For the same power, that is 10 times the current. That
increases the chances for a fire.

They use so little power though. Anyway the main source of heat in any
lighting is from the light source itself, not the wires supplying it. I've
never felt any LEDs getting warmer than body temperature.

I got an LED array that uses 45 watts. See if you can hold that.

What size is it? If it's too hot to hold I doubt the LEDs will last long.


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