I am replacing some of my incandescents with CFB's and they seem OK. Some
brands are better than others.
Now for safety. When a light fixture is rated for 60 watts, I suppose a 27
watt (100 watt) equivilent CFB is OK. Balance of the lamp is not an issue.
What about using a CFB upsidedown in one of those ceramic bulb lamps on the
ceiling in the basement or attic?
I replaces some of my lights with Cf. I too found some brands better than
others, I got a really cheap brand and it was on the borderline of being
acceptable. It says on the boxes that you can use them upside down, but if you
do so you can expect reduced life from the bulb. I guess it has something to do
with heat? I also have used 100 and 150 watt equivelants in a 60 watt fixture
and i havent found any heat issues yet.
Almost all my bulbs are compact fluorescents. Most of them are "upside
down". I've had no trouble with this configuration. The two situations
I've heard of that can dramatically shorten bulb life are:(1) High
wattage bulbs in enclosed fixtures, (2) bulb being usually lit for short
I've tried several brands of CFB upside down in one of those fixtures.
Doesn't last work diddly. Heat buildup apparently kills the ballast.
CFB's last quite well when pointed upwards or sideways though. I
prefer the GE CFB's, they seem to have the best light quality, rated
life, and energy usage per given number of lumens of the bunch,
especially the multi-tube (as vs. swirl) ones.
Eric Lee Green mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Why use a 27 watt CFB to replace a 60 watt bulb? Get a 14 watt CFB instead
and save even MORE money. I've replaced practically all of my bulbs with
CFB's and haven't had ANY problems in any fixture.....sideways, upside down,
etc. Go save some money!
I just spent a few nights in a large hotel.
All of their hall lights ( 100+ per floor ) were CFB's.
The lamps were upside-down, in recessed "cans",
I don't know what brand they used...
but I didn't see any burned-out units.
On Tue, 2 Sep 2003 22:36:02 -0400, "New & Improved - N/F John"
our church recently added-on
i noticed that most of the lighting is flour. in recessed cans
the bulb does not have a standard socket screw-in, but the light is
very bright and very
i just installed 8 cans in our kitchen.. and put in par38 halogens.
great light, but the air temp is going to be +5 over the other rooms
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