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Old 01-30-2015, 12:40 PM   #41
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What the law-makers missed is that in the winter, nights are longer and days are colder. Incandescent bulbs emit heat just when it is needed.
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Old 01-30-2015, 03:55 PM   #42
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So far no one has mentioned using "Goldenrod" heating bars for this purpose. They come in three lengths, can easily be mounted inside cabinets if needed, and are a heck of a lot easier to move around and store than any fixture using a light bulb. And they're less fragile than light bulbs. I used them on my boats for many years, in conjunction with the Dri-Z-Air units.
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:50 PM   #43
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and are a heck of a lot easier to move around and store than any fixture using a light bulb. And they're less fragile than light bulbs.
I think the light bulb has become a bit of a red herring. What's different about my way of dealing with humidity is using a chimney to create a well defined convection current that moves moisture ladden air up and out.

As far as being delicate goes, there're well protected and get stacked on a shelf when not in use. In over 30 years of using them I've never broken a bulb. I'm not trying to sell light bulbs, just saying this is what I do and it works for me.

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Old 01-30-2015, 05:21 PM   #44
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What the law-makers missed is that in the winter, nights are longer and days are colder. Incandescent bulbs emit heat just when it is needed.
I think there is validity in that correlation. On the other hand I wouldn't be surprised if most of the North American population uses most of its artificial lighting in non-heating conditions. There are a lot of lights on during the work day year round, there are a lot of lights used in places where heating is almost never used, and lots of lights are used in homes after sunset in the summer (especially by people not as far north as I am).

That's also a B.C.-centric approach, since electrical power is typically used there for both heat and light. For most Albertans, in contrast, the heat from a bulb comes inefficiently from a coal-fired power plant, while the heat from a furnace comes efficiently from a gas-fired appliance in the basement... big difference. I agree with the logic of discouraging incandescent lights.
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