Re: Lt bulb for pwr resistor?

From: 	Felix[SMTP:73374.1547-at-compuserve-dot-com]
Sent: 	Thursday, September 04, 1997 7:52 PM
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Subject: 	Lt bulb for pwr resistor?

There's been some discussion recently of the need for heavy-duty
power resistors as part of a network to protect neons from HF spikes.
An ordinary light bulb is quite good at high-temperature operation,
and its resistance at incandescent temperature is several times its
cold resistance---a nonlinearity that I'd guess would be quite
suitable for damping unwanted oscillations in our protective RFC-
BPC circuit. Does anybody use bulbs this way and if not why not?