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Full Fat 100W light bulbs, four for £2 at Maxwells DIY (Up Norf)
Seen instore at Peterlee. Four Full Fat bayonet cap 100w light bulbs for two quid. Not everyones cup o' tea, especially those dear folk who are trying to save t'planet, but you never know, someone… Read more
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BealBocht;8068010

[COLOR="Navy"]And I thought that it was all the videos, TVs and other … [COLOR="Navy"]And I thought that it was all the videos, TVs and other electronic equipment left on standby, as well as all the mobile phone chargers permanently plugged into the wall.Personally (and no matter what the tree huggers say) I hate eco bulbs. They take too long to get to full working brightness and even then they are not as bright as an incandescent bulb. I've no problem with using a product that will use less energy (and save me money), but it has to do the job. Eco bulbs simply don't.[/COLOR]



The drain on the national grid has nothing to do with any of those things, it's purely down to my wife's vibrator......... oops, I think I've scored an own goal.

nihcaj;8068604

Yes, although not yet, and not just for energy reasons.



Yes they are, starting from September 1st 2009 under the phased timetable of the EU Directive. qvsdirect.com/Gui…tml

BealBocht;8068010

[COLOR=Navy]I hate eco bulbs. They take too long to get to full working … [COLOR=Navy]I hate eco bulbs. They take too long to get to full working brightness and even then they are not as bright as an incandescent bulb. I've no problem with using a product that will use less energy (and save me money), but it has to do the job. Eco bulbs simply don't.[/COLOR]



Simply not true, but hey, why let reality get in the way of a good whinge?

They said the same things about GAS lighting when Electric lighting came in :whistling:

VDisillusioned;8067053

Halogens are being "banned" as well, but I'm sure you knew that.



Yes, although not yet, and not just for energy reasons.

LEDs are good now, but they can get a LOT better, hopefully by then. There seems little to complain about with them too... although plenty will.

matedodgy;8063280

But it's your white goods and kettles that chew up the national grid not … But it's your white goods and kettles that chew up the national grid not the bulbs.

[COLOR="Navy"]And I thought that it was all the videos, TVs and other electronic equipment left on standby, as well as all the mobile phone chargers permanently plugged into the wall.

Personally (and no matter what the tree huggers say) I hate eco bulbs. They take too long to get to full working brightness and even then they are not as bright as an incandescent bulb. I've no problem with using a product that will use less energy (and save me money), but it has to do the job. Eco bulbs simply don't.[/COLOR]

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