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Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

September 19th, 2007 at 11:27pm

Good evening Stuart,

Just a note about what Eric was saying about the compact fluorescent lightbulbs interfering with AM radio signals to the extent that if you have one light on in the house, you have no radio…well I had three on during his call, including one about a metre and a half from the radio, and I could not hear any interference. I then picked up the radio to test his theory, and I had to bring the radio within five centimetres of the bulb to get a minor buzz.

If his bulbs are knocking out his radio, then his bulbs are faulty and should be replaced.

I love these lightbulbs, mainly because I prefer the light they produce to the light a traditional incandescent bulb produces. The fact that they cost less to run and last a lot longer than the average bulb is a bonus. And as for the dimmers, there are a handful of CFLs that work with dimmers, they aren't very common yet, but they will be (not that I'm a huge fan of dimmers anyway).

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

P.S. Congratulations on your new 2UE promo…it's almost funny to think that you've had a promo on 2CC for months and you've only just got one on 2UE!

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5 Comments

  • 1. Pen 15  |  September 20th, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Whats wrong with dimmers?

  • 2. Samuel  |  September 20th, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with them…I just don’t use them and I don’t really want to.

  • 3. Tony  |  September 24th, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    I had one that blew just recently and it sounded like glass shattering only to find when I reset the power safety switch that it had just blown apart from the base, hanging from wires and the glass itself was still intact.
    I like them because they keep my light bill down but what a noise they make when they blow.
    Maybe that one was faulty, it lasted nearly 18 months, I won’t know until another one goes.

  • 4. Samuel  |  September 24th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    When they stop working for me, they just stop working…no noise, they just stop.

  • 5. Tony  |  September 25th, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    That one must have had a fault then Samuel, it blew apart.


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