The End Of The CFL

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The End Of The CFL

Postby Slyspark » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:15 am

So, in the US, GE announced that by the end of 2016 they will no longer produce CFL's. As LED's have come so far, rather than allow the CFL trade to die slowly, they're killing it off, see below:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/02/01/ge_will_phase_out_cfl_light_bulbs_in_favor_of_led.html?utm_content=inf_10_2641_2&wpsrc=socialedge&tse_id=INF_ded6a22b6e524f2e97a754906353a8b1
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Re: The End Of The CFL

Postby Paul » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:17 pm

Same as they did with the incandescent lamp... they can't allow market forces to dictate the lightsource, they have to fix the game by just making the CFL or incandescent lamp unavailable.
Might as well live in a dictatorship where we are given a single lightsource to use and be done with it!

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Re: The End Of The CFL

Postby Slyspark » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:25 pm

I can't say this comes as a huge surprise really, as long as they still continue to produce all the 2 and 4 pin lamps and other compacts. I assume this just means the BC and ES varieties. Hope they don't get rif of the 2 and 4 pin versions as GE are my brand of choice atm - about the only ppl not making them in China....
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Re: The End Of The CFL

Postby LinearSLI-H » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:01 pm

The US isn`t too far off a dictatorship!!
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Re: The End Of The CFL

Postby amtrakuk » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:34 pm

You mean you've forgotten, LED is the answer to everything. I remember many US homes didn't the like "Pig Tail" lamps. There was a huge row when they came in especially with the 15 minute evacuation routine if one broke as well as all the lamps being made in China rather than the US.

What I find more and more worrying is the way things are going, the only place in the world that actually makes anything will be China. The rest of the world will be its consumers.

What I don't know is how long before China implodes, they already have Steel they cant shift and their warehouses on the docks are rapidly filling up with White Goods no one wants. The house of cards will eventually fall taking the rest of the world with it.

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Re: The End Of The CFL

Postby MissRiaElaine » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:19 pm

It saddens me every time I see "Made in China" on something. I remember the days when we actually made things in the UK, now it all seems to be Chinese, and the quality is nowhere near what it used to be.
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Re: The End Of The CFL

Postby funkylamp » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00 am

What killed those CFL is lot of Americians
Did not buy many after LEDs cane out
CFL starting to sit in the stores collecting
Dust. Not turning the stock of CFLS


@ Ria Sylvaina in USA is making those filiament
Leds using there modified incandescent line
So it good to hear they repurpose some there
Incandescent machinery.

Those LEDs are getting cheap as those 2 packs of
Halogen GLS lamps

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Re: The End Of The CFL

Postby LinearSLI-H » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:11 am

I have to say though, although you can still get CFL, I wouldn`t miss them a bit if they disappeared, cause lets be honest, the LED equivalents are far superior to them anyway!, although, they were an engineering marvel, to be able to take fluorescent tube technology, and miniaturise it the way they did.
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