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  •  they are great (1+ / 0-)
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    Celtic Pugilist

    last way longer and use a lot less electricity.

    "The only person sure of himself is the man who wishes to leave things as they are, and he dreams of an impossibility" -George M. Wrong.

    by statsone on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 07:43:49 AM PDT

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    •  They also take up more space (0+ / 0-)

      which is why I'll never be able to use them 100%. "Compact"? Still waiting ...

      into the blue again, after the money's gone

      by Prof Haley on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 08:06:48 AM PDT

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      •  The new LEDs might work for you (1+ / 0-)
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        We just got some that are pretty much the same shape and size as incandescent bulbs.

      •  Then you need to look again (3+ / 0-)
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        Prof Haley, MJ via Chicago, statsone

        Sylvania has some compact types called "micro-minis" that I've been using for several years in services with old fixtures that were tight, including retrofitting to garage door openers.   I've even used some to replace the small spots in tracklighting.  (The CFL's that are made with enclosures to work as spots or globes are crap though--not instant on, take a long time to reach full illumination.)

        The worst CFL's are the GE's.  I returned quite a few when testing them.  They are overly long and wide.  Plus they are not instant on and they fail at a higher rate from what I've seen of them.  Home Depot's store brand is about 3/8" shorter as I recall and usually fit into old fixtures that the GE will not.  

        If you ask "what color is the poster" when someone criticizes the President's policy or track record, you are probably a racist. If you assume white progressives don't like the President's policies because of his skin color, you are definitely a racist.

        by Celtic Pugilist on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 09:10:05 AM PDT

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