Osborne Vixen - Zenith 7" display t-shooting issues

Mike Stein mhs.stein at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 21:34:52 CST 2014

"Don't be alarmed if you see smoke or fire" (coming out of your CFLs) -
"It's just the end of life"


CFLs definitely do not like being enclosed or upside down; they can also
create substantial RF interference.And then there's the mercury content, dim
light, especially when cold, etc. But they're a good source of parts...

 I haven't had my LED lamps long enough yet to see how they fare in those


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
To: <General at classiccmp.org>; "Discussion at classiccmp.org:On-Topic and
Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2014 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: Osborne Vixen - Zenith 7" display t-shooting issues

> On 11/07/2014 06:59 PM, drlegendre . wrote:
>> Sales guy there once said that the local utility (here it's Xcel Energy)
>> subsidizes the prices for some reason.. must be some idiot carbon-cutting
>> /
>> offsetting regulation crap, or something like that, I'd guess. But FWIW,
>> that's what we were told. Gotta keep those polar bears in seal blubber,
>> ya
>> know..
> Oh, I think I pay less than $2 the each here, but a lot of those things
> are really Chinese crap--and they seldom last their stated life.  If all
> my fixtures were base-down, they might last longer, but they're not--by an
> large, they're IC recessed "cans".  One of the reasons that I don't invest
> in LED Edison base replacements is that I suspect the electronics will
> have its life considerably shortened by thermal issues.
> Manufacturers hem and haw about this issue a lot.
> --Chuck

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