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Free Green Low Energy Saving Light Bulbs
Free Green Low Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Free Green Low Energy Saving Light Bulbs

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Sainsburys are giving out free green energy saving light bulbs on Saturday.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

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@ johnsmith... changing the merchant to sainsburys. Please do not create new ones for those already in the list.

Thanks.

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emma i did try to add sainsburys from the start but it wouldnt let me it said this merchant is already listed.

i just clicked the edit button but thir is no option to change the merchant on that page please help.

Also i am surprised that you welcome every new member who makes a post but not me when i made my first post. (crying lol)

Voted hot although there isnt a sainsbury's near me :-(

nice, we cant afford energy saving bulbs, good way to get some.

Thanks for the heads up johnsmith

minimal_fuss

nice, we cant afford energy saving bulbs, good way to get some.




You cant afford bulbs?... hmm

hukd

You cant afford bulbs?... hmm



Welcome to HUKD hukd

These used to be quite expensive, but now they're getting cheaper everyday (a good thing!). Just recently, Tesco's had them at 89p each on 3 for 2. And wasn't there some other supermarket selling them listed on here recently (Somerfield/Wilkinsons?).

Still, free's even better, so voted hot!

Thanks - I got a couple of free ones a while ago, from some energy supplier, but I am not removing them all from my household as I have found out they all contain mercury. If you break one, you get neurotoxic mercury vapours. If you bin them, you get mercury in our landfills and water supplies. Only Ikea takes them back for recycling for the time being. Argh argh argh!

edi

Welcome to HUKD hukd



thanks , an easy to remember username ey? :thumbsup: ha

kavakava

Thanks - I got a couple of free ones a while ago, from some energy … Thanks - I got a couple of free ones a while ago, from some energy supplier, but I am not removing them all from my household as I have found out they all contain mercury. If you break one, you get neurotoxic mercury vapours. If you bin them, you get mercury in our landfills and water supplies. Only Ikea takes them back for recycling for the time being. Argh argh argh!


So what to do?

Save energy ? Or save our landfills and water supplies ?

Please help!!

Does this mean Saturday 27/10 just to confirm..?:thumbsup:

Thanks for the post

johnsmith

Also i am surprised that you welcome every new member who makes a post … Also i am surprised that you welcome every new member who makes a post but not me when i made my first post. (crying lol)



I cannot remember to welcome everyone!! :w00t:

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emmajk42

I cannot remember to welcome everyone!! :w00t:



But you welcomed two new members who replyed back to my first post but not me :-(

These bulbs are only 39p at Morrisons so unless you are going to sainsburys I wouldn't bother

More info here: sainsburys.co.uk/sho…UTM

To claim your free energy saving light bulb, you'll also be asked to make an energy saving pledge, to either:

* Replace a light bulb with an energy saving light bulb
* Take re-usable bags for shopping rather than use disposable bags
* Unplug the phone charger when it’s not being used
* Keep the fridge and freezer running efficiently
* Switch to taking more showers than baths
* Try drying clothes outdoors or hang them up inside, rather than using the tumble dryer

Thanks and welcome :thumbsup:

maybe emma is a boddies babe?:-D

Brad's beat me to it but yes indeed Morrisons have Philips 11 watt ones for 39p each, standard bayonet fitting, 600 lumens (= 60 watt incandescent bulb. Wellll, in my experience they're never quite as bright as the equivalent incandescents but fine for home use.) I also recieved 6 freebies from (I think) npower but gave them to my neighbour as I'm fully bulbed-up and have a couple of spares.

As far as environmental arguments go there are pros/cons and no definitive answer. Yes they have mercury inside but also they last a lot longer than an incandescent so replace not as often, unless they're oft being physically broken before their 'natural life' is up. Also, mercury is released from coal power stations and so reducing power consumption reduces how much coal is used. However incandescents give out more heat so in colder climates more energy may be needed to heat your home if you use energy save bulbs. And on and on etc etc.

Note these are no good for replacing incandescents in use with dimmer switches.

Cool, i'll pick one up on saturday

My local council dump takes them for recycling (as well as normal bulbs as these are hard to recycle too), which is a lot more handy than ikea. Worth checking.

But as they last 6 - 10 years you won't have to worry too often about getting rid of them and they are quite hard to brake especially the one's that look like normal bulbs as they have an extra plastic bulb case around them. Don't ever put them in normal bins though! I think the amount of energy/CO2 savings is worth the extra effort for recycling, these bulbs use about 1/6 energy of a normal bulb.

Well worth getting to do your bit for enviroment etc. I bought 2 , 1 for kitchen , 1 for living room about 10 years ago when they cost £8-9 each and both are still going strong .

The newer ones are better , unlike my old ones which take a minute to reach maximum light . I also bought some of the 39p Phillips ones from Morrisons and i now have energy saving bulbs in every room in the house.

And - best of all , you WILL save money compared to ordinary bulbs ,dont think they work with dimmer switches though.

:-D :-D :-D

sit in the dark save even more money lol

Welcome to HUKD.

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