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Old 12-31-2006, 09:40 AM   #21
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I've used flourescent bulbs for ages - they very rarely burn out in my experience. I bought some really cheap ones (Asda 'SmartPrice') and 1 of them didn't work but I took it back. They save so much power on your electricity bill (and less CO2 for the planet)


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Old 01-01-2007, 04:07 PM   #22
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All the bulbs in my place are the 11W and 13W self-ballasted lamp type. The most recent ones were free after rebate, and have a life of 8000 hours.
My average monthly electric bill is 110 KWH USED.

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Old 01-02-2007, 04:10 AM   #23
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Holy Cow! Neat, but $110 each? Yikes! I saw them test this light on MythBusters and it outlasted everything. (scroll all the way to the bottom)
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:53 AM   #24
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It shouldn't be to long before we start seeing the newer cree dies out on the market, in the 5w range with a nice 60 lumens per watt range. I am not sure exactly what the trade off is since they put out so much more light per watt, but the 5w compare to a 11w CF on one die. They also are much more conducive to being a true flood like a normal light, at least emitting in a 180 pattern from the die.

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