[rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Thu Sep 16 14:54:13 CDT 2004

" From: Dan Duncan <dand at pcisys.net>
" On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Joshua Boyd wrote:
" > To they make compact fluorescents that won't cause trouble with those
" > lamp shades that clip directly to the bulb?
" Yes, some of them are shaped like regular bulbs instead of balled
" up spaghetti.  I think they just put a plastic covering over
" the spaghetti, but I've never cut into one.  I'm using 4 of them
" for the exposed vanity bulbs in the bathroom because they look
" better than the twisty ones.  They also don't heat up the bathroom
" as much and when I turn them on they take a couple of seconds to
" come up to full brightness (but don't flicker or anything) so they don't
" blind me in the middle of the night.  You can even put a brighter bulb in
" most lamps because they don't produce nearly the heat and won't burn the
" shade or overload the wiring.

a caveat though: unless they've changed, they don't like being
power-cycled.  start cycles kill them.  they're best for lights you
turn on and leave on.

" With the advances in compact fluorescent and LED bulbs for flashlights,
" I have almost no incandescent bulbs in my house any more.

i'm gradually switching over as well.  i got a dozen cf for 15c/ea -
that's right, $1.80/box!  markdown/closeout + coupon...
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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