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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:01 AM

12. The issue is that the electronics in a CFL is good for 6,000 on/off cycles. An incandescent has

been improved over the past century to be good for 1 million on/off cycles.

So all those claims about CFLs being good for up 6,000 hours and up to 7 years, that's based on leaving them on for at least one hour continuously each day.

If you turn a CFL on and off 20 to 30 times a day, then the real lifespan will be about 200 days or a little over 6 months.

I typically go into my kitchen and spend about 30 seconds to a minute each time. Bathroom, anywhere from 2 minutes to 10 minutes.

If I were to spend at least 30 minutes in my kitchen or bathroom each time, then yes, I'd use CFLs.

If they improved CFLs to be 60,000 cycles, then that would also make them last much longer for frequent on/off daily use. Then they would easily last 5 years.

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