I had a yellow CFL in use as a porch light for centuries now. It finally
died yesterday and I replaced it today. Strange looking thing - looks like
a regular incandescent bulb but with the sides fallened instead of globular
and you can see the coiled tube inside. No name on it. It's been running
24/7 for, I'll bet, about 10 or more years?. Only off when the power
failed. First CFL I own that has died.
Any CFL museums? <g>
You know it's time to clean the refrigerator
when something closes the door from the inside.
I've had many die. Worst place to put them is in the bathroom or
anyplace where light may be turned on and off for just a few minutes.
For me in bathroom they last not much longer than incandescents and I
try not to use them there.
BTW when a CFL dies you have to report it to the EPA and use their
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