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One more question on those lights.
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S.W.    Posted 05-03-2002 at 06:00:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can these lights be put on a timer and used in a shed or barn? Thanks-


DeadCarp - how cold?    Posted 05-03-2002 at 08:31:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
How cold does it get where you are? Fluorescents
have a coupla drawbacks in that the starters just sit there & won't boot when it gets real cold, and in summer they're like bug magnets. After investing over $100 in a dozen, spraying and eating dwarms of flying things, we gave up & went back to regular bulbs.


Salmoneye    Posted 05-03-2002 at 06:34:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes...

The 'problem' with any flourescent is the juice they draw at startup. They are meant to be left on (like all night on a timer).
They are not good for a place where you only need light once or twice a week for a small amount of time like when you go in the celler to get a jar of green beans and only need to see for 2 minutes...


S.W.    Posted 05-03-2002 at 06:50:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good to know - going to buy a few of these 17 watts & 9 watts. Going to leave them on in the hay shed & shop. Maybe keep from stumblin around here some, but maybe no - my feet need eyes too I reckon. Older I get the more that light business makes sense. Appreciate the idea & info. S.W.


Ludwig - One more thing    Posted 05-03-2002 at 10:51:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in MA we have the "lights of America"
brand. They cost about $7 compared to the
Phillips which are about $20. I like the LoA
ones a whole lot better, they come on faster
and work better in the cold.
Nice thing here in MA is that the state picks up
$5 on each one. So now I've got lights that are
rated for 7 years of less power for $2!


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-03-2002 at 06:58:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Best small light just to leave on all the time! The other post is right about turning them off and on too. Real cheap to run. Mark H.


Hogman    Posted 05-03-2002 at 20:04:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use regular 4' bulbs with "COLD" start fixtures,work just fine down to zero.
Have one std 4' light in shop that is only off when the juice goes off. Change bulbs about once a year. It does get a tad dim when the temp gets single didget but if turned off it would not restart. The cold starts cost mabe twice as much but worth it. Have never seen regular screw base cold starts. If anyone knows of a source would like to have it.


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