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Following some eco-target, traditional 150 watt lightbulbs were discontinued and you can't buy them anywhere now... except Ebay (where my dad paid £3 for one last month) and apparently Home Bargains - picked up 20 of them today in Retford for 29p each! Osram brand - proper old fashioned ones.

Not sure about the legality of them selling them, but if like my elderly parents you like a really bright light for reading or doing craft stuff, then it's worth stocking up as you won't see them again at this price - if at all.
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#1
That would light up my whole street!!! I use 25w in my living room cos I hate bright lights. Good price though if you need this. Heat added (probably from the bulb too).
#2
discontinued for a reason
#3
:w00t:

Be VERY careful using these in any standard light fittings or light shades. Most fittings are only rated for 60W lamps and the heat generated from these is going to be significantly greater.

They are useful for temporary lighting in pendants (without shades) for decorating.
#4
my elderly parent could do with some, on the waiting list for an eye op & finds all the rooms too dark even with loads of lamps on.
#5
Get in there, proper light bulbs, Sick of these crappy energy saver ones, they may use less energy but we will all need glasses by the time we're 40!

Heat from me!
#6
A bulb that lets you read without knackering your eyes excellent:thumbsup:.

If you buy these though you are the :evil: solely responsible for world economic collapse

Thought we lived/believed in a democracy in the UK:w00t:
#7
Why not get 500W halogen lights if you want it really bright? I've got two 500W uplighter in the front room on a dimmer switch and can have any brightness level I want (on full power when I feel rich). No problem getting spares either.
#8
Dont you need shades for that? :D
#9
Hot from me.
#10
Don't be a luddite, low energy produce light not heat, so cold from me !
#11
Great for lofts and garages - I need some spares. :-)
#12
just move closer to the equator for longer lasting daylight.
#13
150W? i mean i hate these eco lightbulbs that are horrendous but i thought 100W was more than enough brightness.

the old 60W bulbs where more than enough.
Id hate to see your energy bills if you light up the whole of your house with these :/ you must be broke
#14
Great for the winter - nice and bright - and saves you having to put the heater on
#15
Nellster
just move closer to the equator for longer lasting daylight.


That won't work...total darkness last 12 hours at the equator all year round. Just goes dark at 6pm like somebody has switched the sun off!

Better to live 6 months at the north pole, and 6 months at the south pole to maximise your daylight hours. Just jet between them once a year but don't forget to take your polar bear coat with you when you go south :roll:
#16
They're obviously not everyone's cup of tea but they do serve a purpose. My dad's in his 70s and quite happy with a 40 or 60 watt bulb in a lamp most of the time but he puts the 'big light' on if he needs to read something and my mum sometimes does arty stuff and uses it for that.
#17
Why what's wrong with energy bulbs, i had a 24 watt one in my living room and it's way too bright, got a 2 x 11 watt ones and there perfect
#18
bigsky
:w00t:

Be VERY careful using these in any standard light fittings or light shades. Most fittings are only rated for 60W lamps and the heat generated from these is going to be significantly greater.

They are useful for temporary lighting in pendants (without shades) for decorating.


Very good point - although for those wanting a 150w bulb this is a great deal :thumbsup:

I just wish they'd produce low-energy bulbs with realistic ratings and be more honest about their life-times and energy saving benefits.

miasma
Don't be a luddite, low energy produce light not heat, so cold from me !


:lol: true and v. funny :thumbsup:
...but actually the heat produced by filament bulbs is one of the resons why the low-energy claims don't entirely stack-up as we tend to use lighting more when the heating is also on - so the heat produced is not entirely wasted...
#19
wombat6025
Very good point - although for those wanting a 150w bulb this is a great deal :thumbsup:

I just wish they'd produce low-energy bulbs with realistic ratings and be more honest about their life-times and energy saving benefits.


Agreed. These 60w replacement bulbs are useless. Way to dark, they stick out of lampshades and produce a horrible cold (cool) light. I want my home to feel warm
banned#20
bargain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111
#21
May I suggest that people reserve their judgement for energy savers until they try a real one and not the crap you get in supermarkets. Eg GE/Osram (philips are a bit hit or miss)...get a Megaman and see that there is no logical reason to use candescent. The only reason I can think of for people saying energy savers are crap are either they've used crap brands, or they're basing their opinion on energy savers from 5+ years ago.

So to sum up...energy savers are:

*On instantly (90% brightness in about 0.2 seconds)
*Available in a choice of hues (warm white if you want)
*Bright enough to burn your retina (Megaman Clusterlite, 80w equivalent to 400w)
*Capable of being smooth dimmable

So please, for everyones sake, stop being ridiculous, and wasting money, energy and our atmosphere...

http://www.litebulbs.co.uk/megaman.aspx
#22
I can't stand those energy wasting tungsten filament lamps. As I like to be "green" I just got rid of my 60w tungsten lamp (you won't be able to buy those either soon) and put in something 50% more efficient like everybody else is doing.
Six 50w GU10 halogen downlights.

The world has gone mad!
#23
Go buy some halogens. Nice and bright, no restrictions and much more energy efficient.
Probably cheaper in the longer term...
#24
NitrousUK
May I suggest that people reserve their judgement for energy savers until they try a real one and not the crap you get in supermarkets. Eg GE/Osram (philips are a bit hit or miss)...get a Megaman and see that there is no logical reason to use candescent. The only reason I can think of for people saying energy savers are crap are either they've used crap brands, or they're basing their opinion on energy savers from 5+ years ago.

So to sum up...energy savers are:

*On instantly (90% brightness in about 0.2 seconds)
*Available in a choice of hues (warm white if you want)
*Bright enough to burn your retina (Megaman Clusterlite, 80w equivalent to 400w)
*Capable of being smooth dimmable

So please, for everyones sake, stop being ridiculous, and wasting money, energy and our atmosphere...

http://www.litebulbs.co.uk/megaman.aspx


Only £14+ for a 90W dimmable replacement - sorry but I'd need at least a 5 year no quibble guarantee at that price.

I'm sure you're right and these high-end bulbs are worth their salt and probably even achieve thier claimed energy output; but while the power companies etc. are giving away (and the supermarkets pushing) what you clearly consider dross you can't expect folks to whole-heartedly make the change.

liamf12
I can't stand those energy wasting tungsten filament lamps. As I like to be "green" I just got rid of my 60w tungsten lamp (you won't be able to buy those either soon) and put in something 50% more efficient like everybody else is doing.
Six 50w GU10 halogen downlights.

The world has gone mad!


You're so right liamf12. In my opinion the fashion for halogen lights is a far worse energy waste than candescent bulbs - in our last kitchen make-over we replaced a perfectly good 60w flourescent tube in our kitchen with 560w of halogen lights that just about give as good working light. :oops:
#25
150W - hey - I remember those - back in the days when I could read a book and even a newspaper! In the evening too!

Now I and my neighbours have 8 energy saving bulbs on constantly and an extra one or two when the 'papers come out. Must save at least minus 20kwH a year.:thumbsup:
#26
As above, even if you need a really bright light these are a false economy, think of your electricity bill.

You can get CFL energy savers in 23/24W format, and that gives the same light as an old 120W bulb. OK, they might be a bit more expensive but they're going to last probably at least 5 times as long and use 80% less power so the buying cost isn't actually that relevant in the long term. http://www.osram.com/osram_com/Consumer/Home_Lighting/Energy_saving_lamps/Product_overview/10_year-life/OSRAM_DULUXSTAR_Mini_Twist/index.html

And if you really really don't want fluorescent, at least go for halogen. You can get drop-in replacements for those too.

[SIZE="1"]Pretty sure I saw loads of megaman bulbs clearance in my local robert dyas for £1 each... might check them out if they're supposed to be good.[/SIZE]
Edit: got that wrong sorry... see post on next page

I'm sitting in a room with a 20W=100W CFL. Had many comments about how bright the light is. Cost a grand total of 10 pence, cheaper than incandescent and that's before you even consider the energy savings. I guess all the moaners in this thread must just have really bad eyesight??
#27
Currently sitting in my office with 3x1.8w LED lamps, and guess what, I can see perfectly well. If I want more light I turn on my desk lamp, 3.6 watt LED!

But then I know how much maney I'm saving:

http://energyassessor.org
#28
rohanch
...And if you really really don't want fluorescent, at least go for halogen. You can get drop-in replacements for those too.
...
I guess all the moaners in this thread must just have really bad eyesight??


I don't think you replace conventional incandescent with drop-in halogen - I might be wrong; but a few minutes on google didn't show any such beasties :thumbsup:

I guess I'm a moaner regarding CFLs - yes my eye-sight is bad and not helped by dim lighting, and I've not managed to find any cheap CFLs that match the energy outputs claimed.
I won't go into it; but the energy savings of CFLs are over-stated - but importantly it is still cost-efficient and of course energy efficient to switch to CFLs. [I'm not sure about the cost efficiency of dimable CFLs as that requires new dimmers and the bulbs are much more expensive].
#29
If your light is on 6 hours a day and electricity costs 10p per kw/h then it works out thus:

60w * 6 /1000*10p=3.6p per day

10w *6/1000*10p=0.6p per day

Net cost difference is £1 per month per 60w bulb. ****** new fangled bulbs cost about £1 for 5 in Poundland so 20p each and you'd save that back in a month !
#30
woodstock
Currently sitting in my office with 3x1.8w LED lamps, and guess what, I can see perfectly well. If I want more light I turn on my desk lamp, 3.6 watt LED!

But then I know how much maney I'm saving:

http://energyassessor.org


That's great - I guess using LEDs in place of a single 60w bulb and 40w desklamp (and turning up the heating a teeny-tiny bit ;-)) would need quite a few hours of running to recoup the costs - when do you start saving money?
#31
3.1415926
If your light is on 6 hours a day and electricity costs 10p per kw/h then it works out thus:

60w * 6 /1000*10p=3.6p per day

10w *6/1000*10p=0.6p per day

Net cost difference is £1 per month per 60w bulb. ****** new fangled bulbs cost about £1 for 5 in Poundland so 20p each and you'd save that back in a month !


British Gas just quoted me 23p /kwh for tier 2 electricity (usage over 42kwh per month) - so although you overstate the CFL effieciency, assume each month has 33 days and ignore heating savings the electricity saved costs way way more than the 10p you've assumed.

I think I'll be looking to buy some dimable CFLs and new dimmers this week... :thumbsup:
#32
Scary to think that this has uses more Watts than my PC! Still this is useful for places that need good lighting.
#33
rohanch
Pretty sure I saw loads of megaman bulbs clearance in my local robert dyas for £1 each... might check them out if they're supposed to be good.

Can anybody verify this as they don't even list Megaman on their website? If it is true then buy, buy, buy!!! Years ago I tried a range of energy-savers with mixed reliability, noticing significant light drop off over time, etc., and then I discovered how good Megaman bulbs are... 4 years back I bulk bought to change almost every light in the house over to them (getting their R80 price down to £8 each was an excellent deal) - all 30+ bulbs are still working with no sign of drop off :)

Incidentally, found this very interesting;
NitrousUK
*On instantly (90% brightness in about 0.2 seconds)

The Megamans are fast for lighting up but my perception is it takes several seconds before they get anywhere close to full brightness. For this reason the one light I've kept high wattage is the porch light as answering the front door I want full light straightaway ;-)
#34
I picked up some energy saving Phillips bulbs 2 weeks ago 40w, 60w, 100w ratings in my local Morrisons i couldn't believe it 5 for 10p i must admit to picking up around 100 of them the trolley was full with bulbs and 4 pints of milk, that will last me a lifetime.
#35
NitrousUK
So to sum up...energy savers are:

*On instantly (90% brightness in about 0.2 seconds)
*Available in a choice of hues (warm white if you want)
*Bright enough to burn your retina (Megaman Clusterlite, 80w equivalent to 400w)
*Capable of being smooth dimmable

And you get all that in one light - plus it looks good? I don't really have a problem with even standard ones, but I think they charge a bit too much for the premium features.

Still, incandescent is not really an option - over the lifetime of an energy saving light it would cost you a fortune extra in electricity.
#36
I hate preachers.

Thanks for listening.
#37
the tungsten lamp is still being produced but will be packaged as industrial/commercial use only so will be available in builders merchants etc so no need to panic buy just yet
#38
I had a Philips SL 18 CFL lightbulb in my bathroom for 12 years before it needed replacing. It started flickering but it was great. Seems it's fashionable to diss energy saving lightbulbs - their ancestors probably grizzled when fire was discovered.
#39
Anyone who thinks its cool to buy old style bulbs at the expense of the environment is puddled. There are no arguments for them. Not dimmable - untrue
Not as bright - untrue.
While I wait for the tirade of old stuck in muds grow up and look after the world for youre children. :x
#40
joni5
discontinued for a reason


So what do you do with all the mercury contained in the new ones then?

AND, I presume you make the special trip to the recycling centre that you are supposed too in order to dispose of these properly in specialist areas. Betcha don't!

Just don't throw these in the general waste bin for your children to sort out later on....

New isn't always better, the newer lights are b-l-o-o-d-y awful they take donkeys to "heat up" and the light they give out is appalling. I have a large stock of 100w bulbs bought before the politicians decided to tell me what to do AGAIN, enough to last my life time, Nirvana...

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