Flourecent globes vs incandescent

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Re: Flourecent globes vs incandescent

Postby antoni » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:41 pm

Hi I will just add up the cost of the box of dead cfls,
Was looking at LEDs but some mates that got them have noticed dead ones in the light,
On turning to the shop ( bunnings)No warrants on globes.
At Melton not to many shops to go to...
Ok name some good ones to get.
Tony.
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Re: Flourecent globes vs incandescent

Postby Benny » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:52 pm

These are 2 types I am using but I can't guarantee that they are "good ones" . I have no idea if they are going to last the long lifetimes quoted.

http://www.geckolighting.com.au/ledglobes.html
http://earthled.com/products.html - these ones selected by ATA in a recent Renew article on retro fitting LED lamps
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Re: Flourecent globes vs incandescent

Postby Benny » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:45 am

Choice have done a report on CFL's ....

http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Te ... ction.aspx

Best warm up time was 18s (to 80% of full brightness). Lifetime testing is still ongoing but in general they are finding them reliable - give out specified light, last a long time etc.
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