Monday, December 15, 2008

Compact Fluorescent Lamp Claims

CF for short, they are indeed efficient. They have environmental problems since they have a small quantity of mercury, shiny but nasty stuff.

This posting is about other problems noticed in the past couple of months.

1. Unstable operation resulting in flickering which seems to stabilize after a while. While it flickers it is very unpleasant.

2. Claims of long life is over inflated. I have about three of them Kaput in the last couple of months. These Chinese made Sylvania lamps are supposed to last for 7 years. They went poof in less than 3 months.

But go ahead and use them. There are always bug fixes even for hardware.

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