Re: New Bulbs
From: Jenny Williams (jlgwcableone.net)
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 08:05:15 -0800 (PST)
It's not the light level, it's the color of light, and I can still see the
flicker..

jenny

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Trudy Reeves [mailto:trudyreeves [at] yahoo.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 8:53 AM
> To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org
> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ New Bulbs
>
>
> Jenny,  That's a very good point.  Many people get depressed with
> low light - goes together with winter depression I think.
> Perhaps someone knows a lighting solution - other than medication.
>
> I prefer low light, who knows why - perhaps it's sensitive eyes,
> but I have had friends enter my apartment and complain that the
> low light is depressing to them.
>
> Trudy
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Jenny Williams <jlgw [at] cableone.net>
> To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 2, 2007 10:43:31 AM
> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ New Bulbs
>
>
> Am I the only one who hates this new trend going toward compact
> fluorescent
> bulbs?  Sure they use less electricity and last longer, but when I'm in a
> room lit by them, even if it's only half of the light, it makes me feel
> terrible.  My eyes go all wacky, and the color on everything is bad.  For
> me, quality of life is worth some heat from a bulb and a slightly higher
> electric bill.
>
> jenny
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Philip Proefrock [mailto:architect [at] cornellbox.com]
> > Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 8:39 AM
> > To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org
> > Subject: Re: [C-L]_ New Bulbs
> >
> >
> > 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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