Sorry, My bad, I was thinking along the lines of motor related
problems. Voltage decreases causes amperage to go up. Plus I was
thinking A/C Not DC.
That said, any bad resistance connection in a J-box, circuit breaker
or anywhere. If they show signs of heat then that is a load generated
that the power meter reads. In some cases a minute load, yet its a
A poor connection before an incandescent will lower the light and the
wattage consumed by the lamp. (as you said)
I should rewrite the stuff below, but I am going to snip it instead.
If it was understood in light of what I just wrote it would be
firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew Lawson) wrote in writes:
I remember reading that on a package somewhere. I just checked the Feit
Electric Ecobulb Softwhite CFL package and it did not say anything about
I happened to have the package handy because I had one burn out. I'm
getting 8-10 hours of use a day, and they're lasting 2-4 years. Not bad at
Perhaps an early old style problem, like burn-in on a monitor used to
be. I only witnessed this on come old monochrome monitors at work 20~30
years ago. They had the same screen displayed 95% of the time. If you
changed the screen you could easily see the burn-in. LCD and the like
these days, not so much.
I have a CFL Par 40 bulb facing down on my front porch. It has been
burning 24/365 for the last 5 years with only a hand full of times it
may have been briefly turned off.
I will say that its mate, about 6 feet away, has had spotty performance.
It will not always turn back on after being turned off. I need to
replace that one...
If there is a Frys near you they might still have the 60 watt
equivalent for around 2.50 per bulb.
I replaced all the lights in a chandelier and instead of replacing
bulbs in it every few months I have not had one failure in over 9
Looks like New Jersey isn't doing the same kind of subsidies as CT, but
HD is listing Phillips 60s at $3.97 for soft white and a buck more for
daylight. Bridgewater has 3-packs of GE for 10.97 and 8-packs for
24.97. When you go in the store you may find additional products that
are not listed on the Web site.
By the way, watch out for the word "eco" in the name or description--
there are now bulbs sold as "eco-incandescent" that seem to be
conventional halogen bulbs in oversized outer enclosures that are being
sold for LED prices.
I went to the nearby Costco yesterday to pick up some more LED Shop
lights as I'd bought back in the late summer.
Feit brand, two "bulb" 4' plug in with pull switch. $29.99 each Feit
#917972. This is about $27 cheaper than offered on Amazon Prime.
It's a great unit that really throws the light and is instant on to full
brightness (as you'd expect) even in very cold weather.
When I bought them in the summer, the price was right around $37.
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