Was just wondering why you cannot use those spiral fluorescent lights
in an inclosed fixture, what will happen if you do?
these to be exact
You can buy them that way, they just cost more. Only the open tube models
come heavily discounted.
Take a look at a CFC floodlight. They just shove one of those bulbs into a
spotlight reflector. I use them in several recessed fixtures in my house.
I have also seem many with white plastic globes over them.
Years ago I had a roommate who was into plastic blow molding. His company
tried to make the plastic globes but with the blow molders they had, they
could not produce a globe with even thickness or non obvious mold seams or
find a plastic which would not yellow or deteriorate due to the light and
That was 10 years ago, I'm sure the industry has fixed all the problems by
Some do not have a problem and some do. Check the packaging and the
printing on the lamp.
Enclosed fixtures allow more heat build up. The earlier CF were not
built with that in mind. I have noticed that most of the newer ones seem to
be OK with enclosed fixtures.
Yes, newer ones are betting better all the time. The EPA even had a
contest to improve the reliability.
Be aware also that the "reflector" is designed for a standard bulb. A
CFL is quite different. I've seen twist CFLs in fixtures designed for
Note too that the reflector CLF's are the worst of the bunch. If the
base is above the lamp AND you put it in a can at the hottest part of a
room you are asking for heat trouble.
some compact fluroscents must be burned base down only, and others cant
be mounted in sealed fixtures.
not nearly as hot as incadescents but can still get pretty hot, thats
bad for the electronic ballasts
Anything to make life complicated !!!!!!!!!
Whatever happened to a plain candle and a match for light....
If it wasn't so bright, we'd have more time for hugging and kissing.
Whatever happened to the crystal set radio? Do we really need hdtv?
If we watched the crystal set radio we'd have more time for hugging
If we didn't have all these damn household repairs, we'd have more
time for hugging and kissing (in our igloos).
If it weren't for all the spam email, we'd have more time for hugging
and kissing........... (Except, without internet dating, who would we
hug and kiss?)
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