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 Post subject: Halogen bulbs banned
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:50 pm 
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Handy Trev wrote:
Right thanks. Don't know why I thought the load was per bulb :dunno: .
They just simple 25w dimmable halogens.



Just a thought.
I think I saw that halogens bulbs were banned in Europe / EU ...in the last few months
Don't know if they meant Domestic or Automobile, It's worth checking out.
I just Googled it.
They are Domestic , banned since 1st September 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/23/europe-to-ban-halogen-lightbulbs

Maybe this should be a Stickey !!


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 Post subject: Re: Halogen bulbs banned
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That's funny, bought some a fortnight ago.


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As far as I know manufacturers will not be making them from September 1st,time to stock up

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I did that with standard tungsten bulbs, now I have a cupboard full of bulbs I no longer use. I can't think of many places where I use quartz bulbs, in fact just two, slide projector and cine projector, and both are exempt from ban.

I see one problem, that is the 12 volt quartz bulbs used with electronic transformers, there is no direct replacement at the moment. As said in Guardian report it will be the poor who will have the problem, those who can't afford to have the electronic transformers changed.

I was lucky, my spots use real transformers so straight swap.


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as an aside
a bulb burning for an average 10 hrs a day at around 13p per kwh[a unit] will cost 50p per 1w over a year
so iff you replace a halogen using perhaps 35w for a led on perhaps 5w over a year you will save about £15
now for simplicity i have chosen 10 hours but you can scale down or up the savings to match your situation

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big-all wrote:
as an aside
a bulb burning for an average 10 hrs a day at around 13p per kwh[a unit] will cost 50p per 1w over a year
so iff you replace a halogen using perhaps 35w for a led on perhaps 5w over a year you will save about £15
now for simplicity i have chosen 10 hours but you can scale down or up the savings to match your situation


. . . But don't worry, once everyone has gone over to LEDs, the price of leccy will go up to make up the loss in profits for the electricity companies. :angryfire:


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