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Title: CFL assembly line (probably in China)
Post by: Vince on January 20, 2010, 10:42:01 pm
I just found this video, it gives an idea what the CFL's birth place looks like...

 Here  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXrhZwMEzUw)
Title: Re: CFL assembly line (probably in China)
Post by: Jace the Gull on January 22, 2010, 06:01:03 am
Def in China.....but thanks for showing!
Title: Re: CFL assembly line (probably in China)
Post by: Silverliner14B on January 28, 2010, 05:32:05 pm
I've seen a couple videos on youtube before. You can see why virtually all CFLs are made in China. Much of the manufacturing process require hand labor which makes them too expensive to make here.
Title: Re: CFL assembly line (probably in China)
Post by: A_lights on January 29, 2010, 09:46:14 pm
Even Lights Of America makes their CFL's in china now, which they used to only make their stuff here. :(  and were the only us made CFL although always junk quality, my new 92 cent one is still working great after a month, which i purchased at wally world.
Title: Re: CFL assembly line (probably in China)
Post by: dor123 on January 30, 2010, 06:09:17 am
In Israel i saw in ACE store no name CFLs branded "SPARKLE LIGHTING". They are a piece of junk for several reasons because: The factory hidden behind this brand name wrote itself a very low lamp life of just 1000 hrs (!). The CFLs tube is coated in a daylight halophosphate (Not triphosphors, just the old phosphors from the old T12 lamps!) which result is catastrophic lumen depreciation because it is much blackens even in optimium operating conditions (ie open fixture, base down etc...). Also these lamps (And another similar junks) tend to reach to mercury starving mode probably even much faster then the Philips ALTO fluorescent. I think this is a manufacturing defect and not intended manufacturing process like the Philips ALTO fluorescent. Because of these reasons i actually saw halophosphate CFL that produces no light at all when they initally switched on and only after ~30 sec they actually start to show a marks of lighting at the tube ends when the mercury start to vaporise. This is because the phosphor blocks all the light of the buffer gas.