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Old 09-05-14, 04:47 AM
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Customer reports clf exploded and caught fire.Any thoughts on best clf to buy
 
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Old 09-05-14, 05:19 AM
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They are all equally as crappy.

I sometimes use Aero-tech incandescents... they appear to be very robust and are made in the USA. I see they make a CFL that would be worth a try but I have never tried them.

http://www.aerolights.com/index.html
 
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Customer reports clf exploded and caught fire.Any thoughts on best clf to buy
Non-ballasted CFLs have been around for years, any major lamp manufacturer has good ones. Self ballasted CFLs are most popular in the homeowner market and are used to adapt incandescent fixtures to the CFL technology. Self ballasted CFLs can be found under literally hundreds of brand names, but probably the actual number of manufacturers is much fewer and most are in China. The OP didn't state which type CFL he had explode, but I suspect it was the self ballasted variety. Because these are used to replace incandescent lamps, they might be found in any type of fixture and in any environment which many times might be outside of the lamps capabilities. That being said, the brand of self ballasted CFL I have been most impressed with is TCP. These are not sold in box stores and are found at supply houses.

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Old 09-05-14, 07:36 AM
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I know led's are still more expensive, but currently a 40 or 60 watt bulb can be found for $5 or under and when you consider the better features and expected life time that's not bad and I do like the "instant on". I currently have about 15 or so leds in high use locations and cfls in the rest. Unfortunately the cfls are falling way short of their advertised life, but at $0.88 each it isn't even worth trying to get them replaced. I just swap them for leds and gently toss the bad ones in a box for disposal.

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