EDN (i.e. Electronic Design News), an electronics Engineering magazine has linked to Instructables concerning the taking apart of a CFL:

"Here's a photo of the innards of one of the CFLs that failed: Note the brown, too-hot-looking marks on the plastic base. (If you want to take a part a CFL yourself, I recommend the how-to article at Instructables.com."

The link to the EDN article is HERE.

Picture of EDN references INSTRUCTABLES
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huh, yeah, instructables is getting more and more famous!
Goodhart (author)  AnarchistAsian9 years ago
I have been getting EDN, like almost forever. I like where they are going with their analog (subject) version of the Mag. :-)
Goodhart (author)  AnarchistAsian9 years ago
EDN in case you were not aware stands for Electronic Design News. And it is free to those that "qualify" :-)

For years I got the "paper n print" version.
Goodhart (author)  AnarchistAsian9 years ago
Engineers :-)
westfw Goodhart9 years ago
I've "qualified" since I was back in high school, though IIRC that involved "stretching the truth" a bit. :-)

EDN is one of those magazines that includes in each issue several "design idea" circuits that are relatively simple and frequently interesting. For instance, they published this Single cell white LED driver...
Goodhart (author)  westfw9 years ago
Yes, a little stretch from me too, but I was designing my own things occasionally and once they actually begged me, over the phone, to stay subscribed to their magazine. Higher subscriber rates, means they can charge more for adverts.
westfw9 years ago
Huh. I skimmed through that article, but I didn't notice the reference to Instructables. (my instructable!) That's pretty neat. I was hoping the EDN article would have more detailed failure analysis; overall it didn't seem much more quantitative than the discussion in the instructable...
n8man westfw9 years ago
It is right is located on the article right over where the picture he posted is located on the article.
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