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- June 4, 2003 at 10:38 am #249512
I use flourescent lights in most of my condo —- Even though my kitchen
light was flourescent, it was a long-tube type, and drew about 100 watts —
when it died, it switched to a round Lights of America (cheap) flourescent
fixture, and paid about ten dollars more for one with a nice glass shade
(instead of plastic) — this puts out the equivelent of 150w of
old-fashioned incandescent light, for only 30 watts! My kitchen is long and
dark, the idiots building this place didn’t put in an outside window over
the sink — so at the very end I moved a GE flourescent brite stix I had to
light a rack of 4 Watkins bowls and mugs I have on the end wall — this
light I turn on if I am doing a lot of work at the very end of the kitchen –
In my computer area, I used a 3 watt “torpedo” chandelier-type flourescent
bulb in a snake-light (flexible long gooseneck) light I got on e-bay for $1
plus s&h, and I have a 5 watt bulb I bought a couple of years back in a
flexible gooseneck clip-on lamp — I can direct both on the walls or ceiling
for perfect lighting for this area. I use the 3 watt torpedo bulbs instead
of 25w vanity bulbs over by bathroom sink, in the living room and on the
wall above my computer desk is 40w flourescent strip fixtures by Lampi —-
some are a bit cranky and I have to touch the lens to get them to start, but
I have one on a timer for my animals, and the others I use when cleaning or
when I need the whole floor area for a project or something — I have no
more lamps in the condo for cats to knock over — they find plenty else to
knock over or tear apart, or hide—-
These flourescents are really getting cheap, though I am a bit paranoid
about buying anything electrical from a manufacturer I trust, and ALWAYS
>From: “Laurie Christy” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Are you supported?
>Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 10:26:11 -0400
>I dont’ know about the lights saving money. I need the lights to see
>because my sight is not so hot.
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