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Energy efficient lightbulbs 2p each!!
Energy efficient lightbulbs 2p each!!

Energy efficient lightbulbs 2p each!!

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Went into Morrisons at Crow Road Glasgow and noticed a sign saying that you could get 5 energy efficient light bulbs for 50p, normally they are 39p each however when they were scanned through they were priced at 29p each, once the multi buy discount was deducted I was charged the grand total of 10p for my 5 bulbs. Feeling rather pleased I promptly bought 10 more for 20p. Obviously an error go get some before they fix it!!

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Hi,
Just about to go to Morrison for my weekly shopping...
Which bulbs did you buy? Was it Philips or Morrisons brand? 20W BC or Screw?

I would rather they where the old style 'energy inefficent' bulbs, can't stand these new types! Even if I had them given to me for free I still wouldnt use.

Good?

energy efficient bulbs= ****.

they have only BC at that price, just posted another deal with philips screw cap bulbs at homebase for 10p each ]here

I saw these at Morrisons today too - a basket full of the Philips 75W equivalents, bayonet.

Dim,Yellow rubbish

J400uk;7685416

I would rather they where the old style 'energy inefficent' bulbs, can't … I would rather they where the old style 'energy inefficent' bulbs, can't stand these new types! Even if I had them given to me for free I still wouldnt use.



I prefer the old ones too! And for all those taken in by the cheap prices of them might wish to search online for The dangers of energy saving lightbulbs and read what comes up, wouldn't entertain them.

Most of the "dangers" is just rubbish spread by daily mail and other organisations that like to moan about things. They take outdated facts (e.g. from the oldest energy saving bulbs), exaggerate them, then come to shocking conclusions and create an awful lot of controversy over what is essentially nothing.

The 75 and 100-watt equivalent versions of these are not dim at all, and the light is the same colour as incandescent. If you want whiter, like fluorescent striplight white, you can buy daylight or cool white CFLs elsewhere but nowhere near this cheap obviously.

Change just a handful of old bulbs to energy saving and you can save something like £50 a year on electricity. That's not including the fact that you can buy basically a whole house worths for 50p, and they will last 5-10 years so save you £250-£500 over their life, quite possibly more, depending on how many lights you have. For 50p's worth of bulbs that's hardly a bad deal.

rohanch;7687924

Most of the "dangers" is just rubbish spread by daily mail and other … Most of the "dangers" is just rubbish spread by daily mail and other organisations that like to moan about things. They take outdated facts (e.g. from the oldest energy saving bulbs), exaggerate them, then come to shocking conclusions and create an awful lot of controversy over what is essentially nothing.



I would agree with most of what you said, particularly about how much trolling goes on in newspaper editing rooms by obviously bored journalists with nothing better to write about. However, anecdotal evidence, for what it is worth, suggests that you would do well to get 18 months average use out of these energy saving bulbs rather than the 10 years promised.

whelpin;7686179

Dim,Yellow rubbish



that was for the old slow start ones, especially the " unbranded " supermarket ones, these are branded and much improved . Go on try one you might be suprised

spraint;7688157

I would agree with most of what you said, particularly about how much … I would agree with most of what you said, particularly about how much trolling goes on in newspaper editing rooms by obviously bored journalists with nothing better to write about. However, anecdotal evidence, for what it is worth, suggests that you would do well to get 18 months average use out of these energy saving bulbs rather than the 10 years promised.



I work as a caretaker for a large wedding venue so have a number of different sizes and fittings to deal with and while I don't have an aesthetic view on filament v low energy I agree that 10 year life expectancy in practice isn't being experienced by me, on average i'd say 18mths to 2 years as I mark the date installed on the plastic housing the tube before replacing, maybe they will get better in manufacture so they can last nearer to 10 years.

Are we being conned? Was this another Tony Bliar idea?

I think we should know.

Let's get Charlie Brooker onto it.

In cold weather any lightbulb is near enough 100% efficient anyway.

OK with an "old" type light bulb only a small percentage of the energy used is converted to light, but the rest is converted to heat so if it's cold it's not wasted energy.

twistshout;7719555

In cold weather any lightbulb is near enough 100% efficient anyway.OK … In cold weather any lightbulb is near enough 100% efficient anyway.OK with an "old" type light bulb only a small percentage of the energy used is converted to light, but the rest is converted to heat so if it's cold it's not wasted energy.



But it costs more to heat with electricity than gas.

Jonsend;7719598

But it costs more to heat with electricity than gas.



Who uses gas light bulbs? lol
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