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Anyone seen this-NYT article on CFL

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Steve, Jan 2, 2007.

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  1. I had not read the article until I saw your link but did
    view the associated video last night. The video tries to
    simplify some concepts so much that it ends up being wrong
    in some respects: (e.g. the Philips' representative
    statement that "the incandescent bulb operates by 'burning
    up' a little wire filament!") If Philips lamps have oxygen
    in them perhaps they should get rid of it :)

    The video also discuses the price difference without
    discussing the life difference.

    Dumbing down technology is done all too often in the US,
    leaving most consumers with incomplete, or even worse,
    incorrect, information about their product choices.

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  2. The video refers to conventional incandescent lamps, not
    flash lamps. The filament dies via evaporation, not
    oxidation as is implied in the video.

    --
    Vic Roberts
    http://www.RobertsResearchInc.com
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