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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by Rich-Ando » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:17 pm

as above, i've bought some over the years that have failed the moment i have turned them on but had some others that i havn't changed for over 10 years.
Butterfly wrote: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:
yes you can, i fit them regularly. having used many types of the CFL lamps i came to the conclusion that the Megaman ones are the only ones that have lasted and now i use them all the time (14Watt ones). as they are usually for kitchens in the uses i have had there is no need for dimming, kitchens are meant to be bright not dim but yes, they do carry a price tag.
i'm still not behind LED's. they look nice and that is as far as i have used them for, decorative not brightness.
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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by Stoday » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:59 pm

kellys_eye wrote: Enery saving? again questionable as some people claim the heat given off by standard light bulbs actually makes a difference to that used in the home as a whole and that reducing the heat by using CFLs means you have to replace it by turning up the heating.... :dunno: That particular 'excuse' seems a bit difficult to prove although the theory is sound.
Exactly the same comment was made, mutatis mutandis, when incandescent lamps were taking over from gas.
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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by Rich-Ando » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:00 pm

Stoday wrote:
kellys_eye wrote: Enery saving? again questionable as some people claim the heat given off by standard light bulbs actually makes a difference to that used in the home as a whole and that reducing the heat by using CFLs means you have to replace it by turning up the heating.... :dunno: That particular 'excuse' seems a bit difficult to prove although the theory is sound.
Exactly the same comment was made, mutatis mutandis, when incandescent lamps were taking over from gas.
but you would HAVE to be Stod's age to have been there when it happened :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by wine~o » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:41 pm

Rich-Ando wrote:
Stoday wrote:
kellys_eye wrote: Enery saving? again questionable as some people claim the heat given off by standard light bulbs actually makes a difference to that used in the home as a whole and that reducing the heat by using CFLs means you have to replace it by turning up the heating.... :dunno: That particular 'excuse' seems a bit difficult to prove although the theory is sound.
Exactly the same comment was made, mutatis mutandis, when incandescent lamps were taking over from gas.
but you would HAVE to be Stod's age to have been there when it happened :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by scot-canuck » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:51 pm

I've had some LED GU10s in my living room light for over a month, burning ~8-10 hours a day every day at the moment.
Light can be seen in this other post here -> led-gu10-s-t34741.html

I'll post if they blow, though so far so good, 3 x 3W compared to 3 x 50w halogens and cost me £6 to £8 each.
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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by AAA.Handy.Man » Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:34 pm

Stoday wrote: ... mutatis mutandis ...
:dunno:

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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by Stoday » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:08 am

Don't schools teach Latin anymore? :lol:
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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by Sparky James » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:26 am

Stoday wrote:Don't schools teach Latin anymore? :lol:
They did when I went to school :oops:
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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by handyman » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:08 pm

Philips extra warm (2700K) 7w led bulbs, 240v, dimmable, gu10. Superb halogen replacements, exactly the same colour as halogen light, and slightly more light, I'd say 55w equivalent. Fitted 20 odd now, and everyone very happy with results............apart from them costing £30 a pop :shock:
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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by DIY_Johnny » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:14 pm

Can you use a dimmer with these ones; I thought there was a minimum load with the dimmers?
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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by handyman » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:51 pm

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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by DIY_Johnny » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:32 pm

Thanks Handy man, i guess the problem is getting dimmers that match your existing fittings (in terms of looks)

Probably too much to ask :wink:
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Re: Energy saving light bulbs

Post by handyman » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:34 am

By the looks of it, I was just lucky..........Seen they were dimmable, and fitted in customers house, and they dimmed.
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