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I have not tried any energy saving light bulbs for years and they all used to be rubbish, but recently I bought a Sylvania Mini-lynx dimmable lamp and fitted it into the light in the lounge.

I am really impressed with it, the quality of the light and the brightness is far superior to the tungsten filament lamp that it has replaced.

The lamp was £9 from Toolstation, which when compared to non dimmable energy saving lamps at 10 pence each is expensive, but hopefully it will last a long time!

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http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/lidl ... _14864.htm

50p each or 30p for 3

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Like I said you can get normal energy saving lamps for 10 pence, but dimmable lamps are more expensive :wink:

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They are much better than they used to be.


Much better than halogens that waste so much energy via heat


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amarg wrote:
Much better than halogens that waste so much energy via heat


Often wondered about that.

Since lights are most often on when there are people at home and when it's dark. And since this is often also when the domestic heating is on. How much of the energy which a halogen or tungsten "wastes" as heat is actually recovered due to the heating system not having to work quite as hard?


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I bought these, different make but 20w. I have a pair in the kitchen and apart from the slight delay when turning on (which i still forget if i have had a drink) am pleased with the brightness and the dimming.

They also do dimmables that can be used from a normal switch should anybody not wanting to change the switch end of things.

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Lighting_Menu_Index/Lamps_and_Tubes_Index/Energy_Saving_Lamps_Index/Dimmable_CFL/index.html


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Inky Pete wrote:
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Much better than halogens that waste so much energy via heat


Often wondered about that.

Since lights are most often on when there are people at home and when it's dark. And since this is often also when the domestic heating is on. How much of the energy which a halogen or tungsten "wastes" as heat is actually recovered due to the heating system not having to work quite as hard?


I bet most of the heat they produce is wasted into the voids above ceilings or in the loft. Heating by electricity is often always more expensive than gas.

They also give a rubbish light and you often get 5 or 6 of them on a light fitting. If the lamps were 50w each you could easily overload your lighting circuit.


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an electrician friend off mine moaned a lot about his new loft conversion being hot in the summer and cold in the winter i was very surprised as they used 4" celotex

i could hardly stop laughing when he showed me the room
he had fitted 8 down lighters with holes in the foam to save them overheating :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I've got energy saving bulbs in all of the lights/ lamps... except the kitchen and bathroom where there are spot lights. Can you get energy saving spot lights?? I don't think I've ever seen them, but that doesn't mean that don't exist! :dunno:


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You can get engery saving lights to replace most lights.

If you have halogen downlighters you can replace them with LED's but the light is not as good and they are expensive to buy.

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