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Scary CFLs - Habemus plus vis computatoris quam Deus
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Scary CFLs
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mrmeval From: mrmeval Date: July 24th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't count on that, some of the ones we've dissected have what appears to be enough metal but it is not. Estimated failure time was less than a year. The failure mode would be subtly decreased brightness. Several of the ones cut open had a tiny cap, diode and resistor to power the LED. Only one had a decent looking current regulator but the components used were of a suspect brand and it also had an anemic heat sink. If the regulator actually worked it would cut the light down when it gets too hot.
selfishgene From: selfishgene Date: July 25th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Its almost like the eco-loonie brigade is lying to us .. nah, couldn't happen.
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