Loc: I am not Big Ben
yes ViJay,<br>We have used these for,.. golly it must be 20 years or nearly that.. I am amazed thet it is a new issue in the States.. no wonder they consume so much energy there. Amazing $16? I am sure that these have always been more expensive here starting @ $24, I'll have to go and check I haven't bought one for so long. <br>There is a downside.. to these.. they are a damn fine fluro. yes they use less and give more yes. <br>BUT they are not cheap compared to Incandescents. I can buy maybe up to 50 Incandescents for the same price as one of these. Though I have never blown one out yet, I doubt that I would have used 50 light bulbs in the same socket over the time span () either.<br><br>now to the downsides; <br>Though they do not emit as much heat energy with the light as the Incandescents. It is untrue that they don't get hot. They are very hot in the base and do give out an uncomfortable heat if you are working close to them.<br><br>They are NOT cheap to run if you are turning them on and off all the time.., The fluro has always cost more to start than run. Whereas the Incandescent costs less to start than run. <br><br>Thus yes it is good to replace those lights which are to be left on for 12 or 24 hour periods each day with such as these. <br>But it is really a huge waste of money and energy to use them the way we use Incandescents. <br><br>The biggst problems with them however are those that experience teaches better method. That is that I purchased several of these when they first came out but that only one survived the trip home! I got no rebates on bulbs that had left the shop. So I was out of pocket a hundred bucks. <br>It was recommend that I buy the outdoor type in the glass case.. for outdoors but the modern plastic baton fittings are not designed to withstand the heat these produce, thus could not hold the weight.. crash tinkle = Expensive drop.<br><br>So as to economic.. it is doubful that these are economic except in the laboratory or in the hands of specialized energy managers. They are not idiot proof!<br><br>
Well, keep in mind that the average Indian earns US $725 per year.<br><br>Yeah, they can go hot, but not as hot as regular bulbs.<br><br>--<br>I am Dyslexic of Borg. Fusistance is retile. Your a$$ will be laminated.
Loc: I am not Big Ben
These fluro's must seem incredibly expensive to purchase for the average Indian then.. <br><br>Anyway Vijay I was not attempting to run down the idea of using these fluro's .. just pointing out their weak points.<br><br>
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