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#167020 - 08/04/07 02:41 AM CFL's
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Registered: 05/24/04
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Has anyone counted the number of incandescents in their home or office? Yesterday I completed the transition from incandescent to fluorescent. It was unbelievable as to the numbers. I installed the following CFL's: 48-60W, 40-100W, 6-60W dimmable, 8-100W dimmable, 9-60W bug. These are in addition to 16-2L 40W fixtures in basement and garage. It may just be my imagination but the AC doesn't seem to run as much in the evening.

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#167027 - 08/04/07 08:26 AM Re: CFL's [Re: AZSam]
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I am in the transition myself. I am just doing it by attrition. When a lamp goes it gets replaced by a CFL. I figure with the life of lamps the ones that really get used will all be gone in a few months.
We keep our house pretty dark so lighting is not a terribly big issue in the grand scheme of things. My work light in the kitchen has always been a flourecent. We also have reading lights by our chairs and by the bed but most of the lights are motion activated.
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#167032 - 08/04/07 10:19 AM Re: CFL's [Re: gfretwell]
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Sam, I don't doubt your story one bit!

I used to love the halogen 'torch' lamps I had in the living room ... until, one summer day. I noticed the heat that came off of it. With the day already hot - and getting hotter - I really didn't need the 249 watts of heat coming off, along with the 1 watt of light!

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#167041 - 08/04/07 11:49 AM Re: CFL's [Re: renosteinke]
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I try to take as much load off the A/C as possible. The dryer is in the detached garage and the water heater is outside in the pump house. That is a handy thing because it decided to spring a leak a couple days ago. It took the pressure off fixing it a bit since the excess water was just going out on the grass. I did get up to Home Depot the next day.
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