[CS-FSLUG] OT: Converting from Incandescent to Flourescent Lights

Don Parris dcparris at carolina.rr.com
Tue Jan 15 08:39:34 CST 2008

On Tuesday 15 January 2008 08:23, Stephen J. McCracken wrote:
> > about the light color of CFLs.  Once my little how-to is reviewed by the
> > appropriate person, I'll see about making it available for others.
> I just looked at it quickly, so this isn't a thorough review, but one
> thing that stood out to me was that you have fixed the life cycle even
> for the incandescent bulbs at 10,000 hours.  I would use the real values
> and use the spreadsheet to calculate the equivalences.

I was using the formula given by every source I saw.  You have to calculate 
against the higher rating.    The logic seems to be that you can't compare 
apples to oranges.  You have to have a common denominator.

> sjm
> P.S. as the to comment about the color of the lights, there are now
> daylight (or whiter) bulbs and warm (or yellower and closer to
> incandescent) bulbs out.

I meant to mention that part - guess I was focusing on the input that led me 
to do a little more research. ;-)

Don, Dolly, Samora & Joshua

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