A little shop update and a BIG question??
Here’s a couple of pics of the latest progress. Fiber cement siding on two sides and I’ll start sheet metal on other two today. I’ve been relegated to shortened workdays with the heat of summer upon me, but I have managed to paint almost all the inside surfaces white (OSB) an hour or two at a time. The windows and exhaust fan are all in and I’ve built frames for and hung a couple of passage doors and the roll-ups are ordered (couple of weeks ago) so I’m hoping to close the place up soon.
BIG ?? Has anyone found a brand of CFL that they find reliable? I have planned to use CFLs in a 12” white reflector for lots of general lighting. I’ve also bought some 4 ft T8 fluorescent fixtures (just 4 so far) and I’d like to find a better built CFL in the 100W equivalent size. I find the failure rate for those I’ve bought for the house to be fairly high, guessing at 40-50%. They have either flickered annoyingly or just quit after a short service life. Granted – these have been from Wally or Big Orange. I see many choices from online vendors and at higher prices. I am afraid, however, that the higher-price does not translate into more reliable. I see many complains about name-branded bulbs, such as Sylvania and Phillips and I believe they are mostly coming from the same offshore factories with poor QA/QC. I don’t mind paying a little more if I can feel assured I’ll get a better product.
Any suggestions or your experiences are appreciated.
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