......but that is not my style and is not permitted here.
Got a problem that should not be. Can I say I hate bureaucracy?
Here is the deal... even though I am not happy with the gub'mnt dictates that we have to use the new twisty type CFL bulbs, I'm trying to be cooperative. When a current incandescent bulb burns out and we don't have a replacement on hand, I will substitute one of the new-fangled CFLs. I am not throwing out perfectly good incandescents just to satisfy the the Greenie crowd.
Well, the lights in my garage are starting to burn out. I bought some (expensive) CFLs to replace two that had gone. Surprise, and not a pleasant one, they will not screw all the way into the fixture. The fat transformer at the base of the CFL stops it before the bottom can make contact.
This means that to use the new style bulbs all my fixtures in the garage (4) must be replaced. Now, they are mounted 12' off the ground and are wired in. Knowing me and elektriks, this means I must hire an electrician to replace. To further complexcate things, the electricians I like to hire are retired guys, my age, who do this for part time income. Now, I have sworn off ladders and believe old men and ladders do not mix. I have chewed out and even thrown people off the job when they were using unsafe practices. I do not want anyone injured, particularly when they are on my clock. Plus, I estimate the project would cost about $200.00 before the new not-so-economical bulbs are installed.
To take this further. If I am having problems with these bulbs it must mean many other light fixtures and lamps will not be compatible with these new bureaucracy dictated bulbs can be used. This will be an economic impact for all of us.
Will someone please tell me how this is more economical than the old bulbs?
Color me very angry.