15 years ago
Was at a friends place, he had changed some of his incandescants to
CFL's about 6 years back, and a couple of them had failed. Opened the
fixture and found that parts of the white plastic internals almost
crumbling away when touched, but only where they would have been
exposed directly to the light. In another place a red coloured wire
crimp (similar to those automotive 3 way crimp blocks) and 2 white
cable ties had fallen to bits.
An identical fixture that had been left with the original incandescant
Im starting to think these CFL's might not be very friendly to non-UV
stabilised plastics ?