Re: Helical FL same as Compact FL?

>I saw some strange fluorescent devices at the hydroponics store
>the other day: self-ballasted helical coil fluorescent which
>screws into a normal 120v incandescent light socket.
>car coil spring). The packaging described it thusly: "80 watts
>of lighting for 20 watts of power" Interesting claim.

The claim is quite safe as it's true in general of fluorescent
lamps--they're around 4 times more energy-efficient than incandescent lamps
... and last more than 10 times longer.

Greg. Tong
San Francisco, CA, USA
gtong at sirius_com

"Every infinity is composed of only two halves."