Definitive flourecent tubes answer

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  1. SandJ

    SandJ Read Only Funster

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    Can someone please give a definitive answer to this?

    A bank of twin flourecent lights say about 10 x 8ft which uses more power

    Leaving on all the time?

    Turning off every?........sometimes 10 to 20 to 30 times per day.

    Which gives the tubes the longest life?

    TIA


    Steve
     
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    I was always told that leaving them on was the most economical.

    However, most of what I've learned has been turned on it's head in recent years so please do not regard this as a definitive answer.
     
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    No-one can answer that because off missing information - how long on, how long off but almost certainly turn off for minimum power.

    I think longest life is leaving them on.
     
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    regardless of running costs a fluorescent tube gives , in my opinion, the best possible spread of light for a given wattage if fitted with a good diffuser. :thumb:
     
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    They did this one on Mythbuster a few years ago.

    Turn it off, its cheaper every single time without exception. :thumb:
     
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