Philips Wins DOE's $10 million prize

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by radpug, Aug 4, 2011.


  1. radpug

    radpug Monkey+

  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    The newer CFL bulbs are actually not at all bad - proper light color and intensity - my non-calibrated eyes see little difference in the 15W CFL and the 60W Edison bulb. (At first, I had to use two of the harsh-whites and two dim-yellows to make a balanced light) The Edisons tend to pop in a few months at my casa. The CFLs last a couple years at least - NOT as long as advertised.
    I am awaiting the development of competitive LED bulbs though! If these Philips bulbs hit the market at a decent price and perform well, I'll give them a try.
     
  3. radpug

    radpug Monkey+

    I have used the cfl for years but I don't get years out of them.
    Worse rooms for them to die off first is the bath room and the basement.
     
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    I read somewhere that the CFLs, by their design, are best for those places where they will be left on for long periods - livingroom for instance. It's the constant 'ON/OFF' cycling that kills them too soon. Bathrooms, washrooms, closets, etc - not the best locations!
    The LED bulbs should be better in that regard.
     
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