Hey All,<br><br>I'm in California and I wanted to share with you all the miracles of fluorescent lighting. Well, not miracles, but it's come a long way since those blue tube deals in the 70s.<br><br>My wife works in a home office in Los Angeles. She has decent exposure, but on a hot day it can become hot in there. Why? She needs a lot of light for her work. Just yesterday she had a 150 and 60 watt bulb over her desk. The 150 is so bad I can barely stand in her room without it hurting my sensitive eyes.<br><br>The problem is these lights produce an enormous amount of heat, and so we tried two of those new 'twisty' fluorescent light 'bulbs'. If I understand it right, each bulb produces what a 100 watt bulb of light would. However, they do it at 27 watts each and are guaranteed for 5 years!<br><br>To give you an idea of the difference of heat, imagine turning on a 150 watt light for an hour. Now imagine touching it with your bare fingers. These fluoro babies: you can touch them with your fingers anytime you want, but you can't LEAVE your fingers on them long.<br><br>The bad news: the bulbs ain't cheap. But would I pay $18 extra dollars to cool my wife's room down by maybe 40 percent in the summers? Yeeessssuuumm.<br><br>Just thought I'd share.<br><br>Do you rhumba? Excellent! Now pick a rhumba and sit down.. GM
Yep, we have been using these fluorescent bulbs in our house for many years now. Saves a lot of electricity over conventional bulbs and looks cool and generates less heat, too. We buy the GE ones which cost 800 Rupees ($16) here.<br><br>--<br>I am Dyslexic of Borg. Fusistance is retile. Your a$$ will be laminated.
Being a struggling small business owner, I am loathe to suggest to anyone that they visit a Sam's Club, However they have the compact flourescents at 4 for $16(american) for the 60-watt equivalent and $20(american) for the 100-watt equivalent. I converted my entire dwelling for under fifty bucks.<br><br>
Sam'sor Wal-Mart--yuck. I lived in a small town in mid-nowhere Illinois that was just destroyed by Wal-Mart. The same thing happened to a lot of the communities in the area. The Waltons made a killing by killing off downtowns all over America.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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If you can afford to buy them in bulk, you can really save a lot by buying them from:<br><br>http://www.bulbs.com/<br><br>This might sound cheezy, but I got 4 neighbors to go in on a case of bulbs with me. we bought the case, and the costs was rediculously low for all of us together. We plan on buying a case a year, to eventually replace all of the bulbs in our houses, and we'll all save a lot of money over the long run we figure...<br><br><br><br>Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.<br>Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>This might sound cheezy, but I got 4 neighbors to go in on a case of bulbs with me. we bought the case, and the costs was rediculously low for all of us together. We plan on buying a case a year, to eventually replace all of the bulbs in our houses, and we'll all save a lot of money over the long run we figure...<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>A whole case a year? Geez...you all don't drink much beer do you? And I don't suggest replacing bulbs after drinking said case..... <br><br>
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