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Old 02-10-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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Does the NEC relax some of their dimensions rules if you use CFLs in such a closet?

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If it's a screw in type, it is treated just as an incandescent.

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What about the new pin base?
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If it's a screw in type, it is treated just as an incandescent.
Too bad; 1/10th the power = 1/10th the temp. rise above ambient.
And hay ignites at 170 C and this bulb gets nowhere near that
http://www.tcforensic.com.au/docs/article10.html
not that I keep hay in my closets.

Maybe they're figuring both types of bulbs could break and then spark, and the sparking does the igniting.

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Too bad; 1/10th the power = 1/10th the temp. rise above ambient.
And hay ignites at 170 C and this bulb gets nowhere near that
http://www.tcforensic.com.au/docs/article10.html
not that I keep hay in my closets.

Maybe they're figuring both types of bulbs could break and then spark, and the sparking does the igniting.
I's not you , but someone else can screw in a incandescent bulb.
If it is a pin base then it follows the rules of an florescent
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I's not you , but someone else can screw in a incandescent bulb.
My mind is just not working today.

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