|Re: New Bulbs||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Philip Proefrock (architectcornellbox.com)|
|Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 07:38:52 -0800 (PST)|
T12 fluorescent tubes (which are 1-1/2" diameter) will probably be manufactured for many years to come, so I don't think there's an immediate need to stock up. But fixtures for T8 (1" diameter) and T5 (5/8" diameter) tubes are increasingly the norm. These newer fixtures are higher efficiency than the older, larger ones, and they also contain less mercury, so there is a multiple benefit to using them. As for the question about what to do with old incandescent bulbs after installing compact fluorescents, I have a couple fixtures that have dimmers, so I cannot use compact fluorescent bulbs there. Compact fluorescents are also sometimes problematic for use outdoors or other cold locations (restaurant refrigerators or freezers, for example), so the incandescents could be used for those purposes, as well. Philip Proefrock > -----Original Message----- > I was recently told by my electrician that the "regular" 4 & 8' style flourescent bulb were being fazed out. Specifically, they are being replaced > by lower-energy use, smaller diameter bulbs. This will mean either stocking > up ahead of time with lots of the "regular" flourescents or coverting all > your fixtures to the new smaller ones. Has anyone else heard about this?
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