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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 2008-05-21, 06:36 PM
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You are 100% correct. A lot of the 1'st Gen stuff was like that. I guess the current trend (no pun intended) is that manufacturers think the masses are generally dumb and this is the easier path. What a waste - tossing out good ballastry with a burnt out lamp. I sell 1000's of CFL fixtures a month on commercial projects but have Halogen indoors and H.I.D. outdoors at home. Sorry Dr. Suzuki but I prefer the asthetics and compactness of Halogen over CFL's. Gotta go and watch my hydro meter spin a bearing :^)
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post #32 of 32 (permalink) Old 2008-05-26, 07:14 PM
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IMHO, more CFLs fail due to bad ballasts than tubes. The tubes may get dim and fail eventually but I've seen a few smoked ballasts before that happened. Another issue is that separate ballasts/tubes tend to be not compact. CFLs do not fit in a number of fixtures here. Separate ballasts/tubes would be even worse.
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