: B A R R Y wrote:
:> Jim Harvey wrote:
:>> You can get CFLs rated for ceiling fan use. They have higher vibration
:> But do you need them?
:> "Regular" CFLs have been great for me in tools, ceiling fans, and garage
:> door openers.
: Garage door opener, now that might be a really good application, thanks
: for the idea.
: Other than that, I haven't been very happy with the quality of light from
: CFL's. They're OK for the porch lights since they save some money on
: electricity (although they seem to attract more bugs with the extra UV).
: The last batches I've bought seem to last a bit better than earlier
: versions, such that they may be lasting long enough to actually save money.
I've had much the same disappointing experience. Several didn't last long,
and overall the quality and intensity of light doesn't seem up to snuff.
Dimmer (even ones that are supposed to exceed the replaced incandescents in
lumens), and off somehow.
I'm hoping for breakthroughs in LED manufacturing, so we can leapfrog over
-- Andy Barss