Free_Reign wrote:Bought "one" of those 14 watt curly florescent screw-in light fixtures because it was on sale cheap. Knew long time ago that florescent lighting gave me headaches but thought I'd try it over my head through a frosted chandelier to see the keyboard since I was looking at the computer screen most of the time. Thought maybe it wouldn't bother me. No such luck.
What I really could use is one of those 7 watt incandescent "night light" bulbs fitted to the underside of my desk shining onto the keyboard.
styky wrote:Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) are Costly and Dangerous - Can Cause Fires - Even Explosions!
http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/origi ... fires.html
RedDog wrote:Suburban drips taking tinker bell to dance class in Escalades yapping about the light bulbs others might buy. Gee whiz. With these disposable human showpieces it's no wonder people like Al Gore are global heros.
RedDog wrote:Yes, it's always YOU FIRST with this crowd.
Julian wrote:Everyone is missing the salient point here. The USA is no longer capable of making any light bulbs whatsoever! Their ability to produce has been eliminated. China is the sole source for all cfl's.
THAT is what is important here.
But one thing I've found in a vasty, drafty old house like this is that if you leave a 60 Watt, incandescent bulb burning in the hallways, it chases the worst of the damp & cold off in the winter- kind of like a DampChasR does in a piano. The CFL's don't do that- they don't get hot enough.
RedDog wrote:But one thing I've found in a vasty, drafty old house like this is that if you leave a 60 Watt, incandescent bulb burning in the hallways, it chases the worst of the damp & cold off in the winter- kind of like a DampChasR does in a piano. The CFL's don't do that- they don't get hot enough.
An old prairie farm adage is that a light bulb in a dog house will prevent the water bowl from EVER freezing in the worst of winter conditions. I've been told this all my life by a hundred people. Perhaps someone here can verify this once and for all.
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