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CFL torch? Answered

Is the size and operating voltage of a CFL the only resaon that they aren't used in hand held flashlights?

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Re-design (author)2010-06-02

The do take a lot of voltage to operate.  Not that it can't be done.  Iv'e got a camping lantern that uses two small flor. lights and runs on 4 or 6 d cells.

I wouldn't want one because they have a warm up time of up to 5 mins. and if I need a flash light I NEED IT NOW.   Not 5 mins later.

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