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Thread: Better-designed CFL's?
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While I support efficient energy use, I've found that CFLs either don't
fit in our fixtures or don't produce enough light. We have several rooms
with built-in fluorescent tubes, and I try to keep lights off when
possible, but there are still a few incandescents.

I read a while back about an efficient incandescent lamp that was based on
nanotechnology. As I recall, there was something that only allowed visible
light to escape the lamp. IR was not allowed to escape, thus preventing
that energy loss from cooling the filament (less power needed to maintain
the filament temperature). I've heard of proposals to outlaw incandescent
lamps, but think it might be better to put minimum efficiency standards on
lamps to allow whatever technology most cost effectively meets the
requirements.

Harold

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