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Exactly why do we want CFL's?

  1. Barefootfae profile image60
    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/04/g … ncer-risk/

    Now I do have a few of these in my home but wow..........

    1. jenniferrpovey profile image92
      jenniferrpoveyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      CFLs are an interim thing. LEDs are safer, last even longer, work better with dimmers and use even less energy. Just waiting for them to become more readily available.

      1. Barefootfae profile image60
        Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        And affordable????????????

        1. jenniferrpovey profile image92
          jenniferrpoveyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          The two are pretty much the same thing.

          1. Barefootfae profile image60
            Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Haven't looked lately but last I heard the LED's were really pricey.

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I just bought some off of eBay - $25 for 5.

              "Affordable" and "available" are usually tied together.  They become available, more people buy, the price drops and more stores carry them and the cycle repeats,  Positive feedback.

              1. Barefootfae profile image60
                Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                That's still 5 bucks a pop.

                1. wilderness profile image95
                  wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Yep.  Still quite spendy, and if you buy them in the stores they are quite a bit above that. 

                  Not worth it now, IMHO.  The only reason I bought those was because they are on all day long in my house, and are the little candleabra style - those don't last long at all and I wanted something that would last. 

                  Didn't work, though - they are on a ceiling fan and the dimmer has burned them out even though I always run them at full brightness.  Might stick some in my camper (same style) as they will take very little current to operate and won't discharge the battery that way.

                  1. Barefootfae profile image60
                    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    We have a few CFL's and they are ok but I still like my good old light bulbs. Especially the three way you can stick in floor and table lamps.

  2. jenniferrpovey profile image92
    jenniferrpoveyposted 4 years ago

    No, I meant 'affordable' and 'available' amount to the same thing.

 
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