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That may be true, but the tag actually implied you were savingcut
electricity. It did not have any information about lifetime or bulb
cost. It looked so impressive until you read the actual information.
What surprised me is that 60W halogen bulbs have comparable rated light
output to 60W regular bulbs the last time I looked at them in the store.
They usually have some claims about being "more efficient". Perhaps
they put out more light in the more visible portion of the spectrum to
validate the claim of higher efficiency?
Things have not changed since they sold in radio ads genuine 14 carat
simulated gold rings.
John M. Clement
From: Forum for Physics Educators [mailto:PHYS-L@lists.nau.edu] On
Of Tim Folkerts
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: Season misconceptions in newspaper