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CFL light bulbs are a hoax!
Tue Mar 1, 2011 08:36

I installed one on 03/11/2010. It said it was rated for 8000 hours. It burned out (at night of course) on 02/28/2011. Did not last even half of it's rated hours. Baloney! And the government wants to phase out the regular incandescent bulbs in a year or so. Guess I'll have to stock up on them before then. And the price of the CFLs are through the roof! I guess that's another example of how businesses stick it to us through government. :(

    • I Have An Ongoing Problem...Uru Hammer, Tue Mar 1 08:55
      ...with a particular fixture. It is a hanging fixture, bulbs pointed down. That should not matter for CFLs. It voraciously consumes whatever bulbs I put in it. Incandescent bulbs specifically made to ... more
    • They're application dependant.PureStevil, Tue Mar 1 08:47
      If you are using it in an area where it is switched frequently and only on for brief periods it will burn out at about the same or just slightly longer time than incandescent bulbs. Also, extreme... more
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