Rant; Eco house lights

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  1. joner8888

    joner8888 Read Only Funster

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    Am i the only one who thinks these modern eco 5w light bulbs are useless/dark/takes ages to warm up.
    I can switch x2 on, walk into a room and fall in to things:Angry:
    Why have we got to suffer for a few ozs of carbon
    Rant over
     
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  2. tofo

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    nope your quite write they give you headaches as well as eye strain :Angry:

    just an a small flurescent bulb in truth sold over priced :cry:
    another eu directive ill be bound :Angry:

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  3. rangitira

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    Rubbish! Rubbish! RUBBISH!!! :BigGrin:

    I turn 'em on and gaze in the mirror at this handsome fella that looks like he did in 1960, all dark with smouldering eyes:Wink:



    And as the light grows stronger - - - - - - - - - - - - -:cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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    LED lights have improved dramatically over the last year or 2... :thumb:
     
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    They get progressively dimmer too.

    I am changing all mine back to old-fashioned bulbs while I can still get them.
     
  6. mitzimad

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    another part of the global warming scam we now have light bulbs that dont light anything eco toilets that fail to clear and wind farms that dont work when is windy and the best bit is were all paying for it
    were going backwards
     
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  7. Larrynwin

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    Better invent a square wheel for more progress :Wink:
     
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    [HI]Thought it was me[/HI] :RollEyes:
     
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    its far more efficient to have normal bulbs in places like the bathroom and store cupboards as they are not on long enough for the eco ones to get to their optimum output.

    use led for areas where you need instant light and economy but again even the warm white ones appear too stark and bright compared to a good old fashioned bulb.
     
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    Yep Larry, you're getting dimmer :Rofl1:
     
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    I`m still looking for some cheap long life Candle`s...

    After all I am an OAP... :cry:
     
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    Hi You mention eco bulbs. Most think you are using L E D bulbs, but do you mean the low watage bulbs that we use in our houses. If you mean ones for domestic use, If you do, 5w is useless . We have low wat bulbs through out our home with no inconveniance. As a center light and standard lamps we use 15w , wall lights, small rooms,outside lighting and multipul ls 11w It takes a few seconds to gain max brightness but this is no problem when compared with the savings.
    If I have got the wrong end of the stick please forgive my dimness. :Wink:
    Pudseykeith
     
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    I tried using them up here, just don't work flippen U.S, ive gone back to using the old style, 60 to 100w i have a good bank of spares, and when out shopping i always keep me eye's peeled, modern times A material they use these days it makes you wonder.
     
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    Bump!
    Had enough of feeling around in the gloom for another year:cry:

    Tried some new halogen bulbs today :thumb: WoW -I CAN SEE ! but-
    after 5 mins I could smell burning :Eek!:.

    Investigating the new bulbs have started to melt the wires in the wall lights,and char the ceiling on a flush fitted fittings:Angry:

    Checked wiring and refitted old x1 candle power eco bulbs back in:cry:

    I an now learning to type with out finger watching though !

    Is there anyway out of this dark depression without having a blaze.
     
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    Can anyone tell me in the simplest form how you can get tons of carbon out of a pound or two of coal, beats me. Btw not advertising but a mate of mine who I help out has opened a shop in uttoxeter and we have loads of obsolete bulbs from a electrical wholesaler that closed down , for sale, if interested let me know.:BigGrin: got energy savers and LEDs as well
     
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    I'm amazed at this appearing on a motorhoming forum.:Smile:
    I thought everyone would have had LEDs in the house by now, often powered by an array of solar panels on the roof, with a generator for backup. :Wink:
     
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    Who dragged this up?

    Next will be johnP10 saying he knew Monty when he was a Batman to Redviers Buller. And Teddybard knew Haig fore he made Whiskey, ShiftZZ saying he was the first to give Alan Jones Hair extentions and Chris to say he follows Man U :Doh:
     
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    how many Euro MP's does it take to change a lightbulb ?

    Hundreds...and they still got it wrong. :Laughing:
     
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    same member who started the thread a year ago. :Rofl1:
     
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    eco light bulbs

    OK they do take a while to warm up, but they do save money (can't say saving the earth floats my boat). But the one thing that does get my goat, is the smoke alarms. Last year we moved into a new build in Cornwall and zoon (notice the Cornish accent?) that even one slice of toast sets off the one in the kitchen and god help me if I try to fry steak etc.

    Normally I'd just remove the batteries, but guess what? In new builds the damned things are permanently hard wired so our only option is to open the kitchen windows!:Doh:
     
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