On Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:13:42 -0800 (PST), Chris Tsao
You'll probably only be able to buy repair kits. You'll have to save
the dead bulbs, open them up and replace the filaments. Bulbs will
not be allowed to be sold, but repair kits will be legal. Selling
them on the internet will likely be banned and sellers will get prison
time. It's just like when they jacked up the taxes for cigarettes in
most (or all) states, people were selling them on the internet. Then
the govt. began arresting the sellers adn making the buyers pay all
state taxes for the amounts of cigs they bought.
You can legally buy and sell cig rollers, papers, filters, and other
smoking devices online, just not tobacco.
Remember, America is a FREE Country, as long as you PAY FOR YOUR
Thanks. Maybe I'll take the trouble to do this. I heard on the radio
last night that some of these light bulbs can dim. I got a new lamp
last week that takes 150 watt light bulbs and the lamp dims, so with
my luck theywon't male 150 watt light bulbs that dim. I Know I can
stock up on them like a survivalist.
What about those small light bulbs that are a 1/4 of the size of
regular light bulbs that are used for chandeliers, are they going to
be banned too? I have a chandelier that takes four of them and you the
sit lamp shades on top of the light bulbs and if they make squiggly
ones this size, the lamp shades might not fit correctly. The light
bulbs are in the shape of a fire flame.
Those will still be legal, as will those for fixtures where the bulb
is exposed as part of the aesthetic look, requiring the bulb to be
clear instead of soft white or something similar.
Look for parts of the law to be repealed once the general public
discovers that compact fluorescent light bulbs aren't technologically
ready (mainly in that they don't last as long as advertised and don't
last long at all if they are often turned on for 15 minutes or less).
:> What about those small light bulbs that are a 1/4 of the size of:> regular light bulbs that are used for chandeliers
: Those will still be legal, as will those for fixtures where the bulb
: is exposed as part of the aesthetic look, requiring the bulb to be
: clear instead of soft white or something similar.
: Look for parts of the law to be repealed once the general public
: discovers that compact fluorescent light bulbs aren't technologically
Let's hope. I hate CFLs, after giving them a good solid try for a couple
of years. Can't stand them. (and for CFL likers, good for you, but I really
have tried near every brand and claimed color range on the market).
They're a transition technology, so I think they'll never be ready.
I'm hoping affordable LED replacements for incandescents will become available
before the incandesents disappear.
-- Andy Barss
The are exemptions on basis of base type/size and bulb shape/size.
Everything with base other than E26/E27 "medium screw" "right hand thread"
is exempt, including "candelabra base". Also exempt are flame-shape bulbs
and some sizes of globular bulbs.
Clearness of bulb is not exempt - look for exemption on basis of base
shape/size and bulb shape/size.
Ask me, email@example.com, for the best CFLs that I know for your specific
applications and your specific color preferences. Please state your color
complaints and other complaints of the CFLs that you tried.
It appears to me that there's going to be a bit of a gap.
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
How long since you've tried? Five years ago I'd agree with you, but I use
them today. Very much improved. LED light is still too blue for comfort
but I imagine it will be better too. I think that is the future.
They are compatible with all non dimming X-10 modules, such as Appliance
Modules, canopy modules, remote receiver modules, and special fluorescent
capable switches. I have lots of CFs that are controlled by X-10 remotes.
::: The cfl's are not compatible with my remotes for X10. If
::: the alarm goes off, no auto lighting.
:: They are compatible with all non dimming X-10 modules,
No, they're not. You might be getting along, but ... see below.
:: such as Appliance Modules, canopy modules, remote receiver
:: modules, and special fluorescent capable switches. I have
:: lots of CFs that are controlled by X-10 remotes. --
But you're using CFL compatible (flourescent) X-10 components. If not,
you'll see early burnouts of either the CFL and/or the X-10 device.
Questions like this deserve full answers IMO. X-10 makes that information
very clear if you read their instructions on the various products or their
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