Philips Genie 14W Energy Saving BC Bulb @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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No excuse to change to energy saving bulbs.

Cant find any near my town of Ilford.
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#1
same bulbs 10p in Homebase!
#2
is it online or in stores? I rather go homebase to save 50% of the argos price :-)
#4
the more expensive led bulbs are better ...

this is what you have to do if you break one ! :

”Vacate the room and ventilate it for at least 15 minutes. Do not use a vacuum cleaner, but clean up using rubber gloves and aim to avoid creating and inhaling airborne dust. Sweep up all particles and glass fragments and place in a plastic bag. Wipe the area with a damp cloth, then add that to the bag and seal it. Mercury is hazardous waste and the bag should not be disposed of in the bin. All local councils have an obligation to make arrangements for the disposal of hazardous household waste at a civic amenity site or household waste recycling centre”.
”The National Household Hazardous Waste Forum runs a website with details of these centres for chemicals, but which also applies to other hazardous wastes

these bulbs that your government say you have to use throw out less light than the old type, use dirty electricity meaning the light waves are jagged not smooth, and they contain mercury ..

worth 20p ?
#5
@2bcool2

This is amazing! Are you seriously suggesting that our present government would put us at risk in this way?
#6
Lovely for finding something in the dark having to wait a while till the bulb heats up :D
#7
2bcool2;8435015
the more expensive led bulbs are better ...

this is what you have to do if you break one ! :

”Vacate the room and ventilate it for at least 15 minutes. Do not use a vacuum cleaner, but clean up using rubber gloves and aim to avoid creating and inhaling airborne dust. Sweep up all particles and glass fragments and place in a plastic bag. Wipe the area with a damp cloth, then add that to the bag and seal it. Mercury is hazardous waste and the bag should not be disposed of in the bin. All local councils have an obligation to make arrangements for the disposal of hazardous household waste at a civic amenity site or household waste recycling centre”.
”The National Household Hazardous Waste Forum runs a website with details of these centres for chemicals, but which also applies to other hazardous wastes

these bulbs that your government say you have to use throw out less light than the old type, use dirty electricity meaning the light waves are jagged not smooth, and they contain mercury ..

worth 20p ?


Yeah.

Been using them for 15 years, and so far haven't bust one.

Same as anything vulnerable in the home, eg. a TV set really, it's a big glass thing in the room, you don't go around whacking it with anything, now it's more vulnerable as it is at eye level, most lights are higher up, or at least protected by a shade.

Now if I do get a bit careless and bust one, as might well happen, then I will take the bother of cleaning it up properly, it happens so rarely it's no big deal.

Plenty of other hazardous materials around the home, this is no better or worse - eg. people chuck bleach around like it was water, yet every year people gas themselves with it, especially by mixing it with other cleaning materials. What about Lead... how many people will be spring cleaning this very weekend? Older house? Get the sander out and sand off the old paint layers, get right down among the LEAD! It will chuck it all over the house - now there's a job that takes some doing safely and cleanly!

I don't disagree with your comment that LED is a good way to go - it is going to get interesting... just it's not as available and inexpensive yet, nor as convenient as a direct replacement as compact fluorescent tube. When it is, then we can forget about the slight problem of cleaning up a broken fluorescent tube.
#8
Rubix78;8436515
Lovely for finding something in the dark having to wait a while till the bulb heats up :D


Well that proves just how well they last, as new ones are not NEARLY so bad.

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