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From: Terry Pinnell
Subject: Re: Current draw of several light bulbs?
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 07:52:00 +0000
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Tony Williams wrote:
>In article ,
> Spehro Pefhany wrote:
>> Tony Williams wrote:
>> > The problem with "inrush kills bulbs" is that the
>> > accumulated data on traffic lights has shown that
>> > the amber bulbs have about the same life as the
>> > red/green bulbs. There are several URLs giving
>> > this data, but I never bookmarked them.
>> That's been my conclusion as well, though I'd be more than
>> pleased to see any solid evidence to the contrary.
> I should have saved those URLs. AFAIR there were
> pointers to more than just the traffic light data.
There was quite a lengthy debate in the thread started by Speff in
sci.engr.lighting on 6th July 2001. Its subject was 'Incandescent
soft-start, impending failure' and the unwieldy URL I have is
It included interesting evidence from both sides, (of the debate and
the Atlantic), although on a quick scan I saw nothing I'd call a
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