Morrisons Energy saving light bulbs, 20 watt Bayonet, 6 pack £0.10
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Morrisons Energy saving light bulbs, 20 watt Bayonet, 6 pack £0.10

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Found 14th Nov 2009Made hot 14th Nov 2009
Following on from the 10p for pack of 6 11 watt bulbs, my local Morrisons have stacks of 20 watt bulbs for the same deal

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Who is subsidising these and why?

Good price for a bad product, I won't be rushing to Morrisons. :-(

spionkop;6887077

Who is subsidising these and why?Good price for a bad product, I won't be … Who is subsidising these and why?Good price for a bad product, I won't be rushing to Morrisons. :-(



Carbon trading

The 11w bulbs were completely useless. Surely it can't be that green to manufacture something that's not fit for purpose so that the end users just end up binning them?

turdburglar;6887586

The 11w bulbs were completely useless. Surely it can't be that green to … The 11w bulbs were completely useless. Surely it can't be that green to manufacture something that's not fit for purpose so that the end users just end up binning them?



As AuctionSniper suggested, it's nothing to do with being green, it's about carbon trading.

I have dozens of useless 5W, 8W and 11W CFL bulbs in my cupboard. Mostly dumped on me by random utility companies, supermarkets, DIY stores etc.

For each one someone has no doubt chalked up me replacing a 100W bulb with a 5W one, over the course of the "life" of the bulb 10000hrs * 95W = 950KWh *0.203 = 200kg CO2 approx. So 5 x 5w bulbs dumped on my doorstep will give then 1 tonne of CO2 saved = $25 carbon credit!

Subsidising a few bulbs on a supermarket shelf is money for old rope. Each bulb would cost around £1-2 to supply, but worth around £4 in carbon credits. The lower the wattage the higher the CO2 saving!

The fact that they never get used, will no doubt get consigned to landfill in due course, and I have to buy proper unsubsidised LED or high wattage CFLs to get the light I need is irrelevant!

Rufus

turdburglar;6887586

The 11w bulbs were completely useless. Surely it can't be that green to … The 11w bulbs were completely useless. Surely it can't be that green to manufacture something that's not fit for purpose so that the end users just end up binning them?


agreed, ive reverted back to normal bulbs as most energy saving bulbs arent fit for purpose, those that are are expensive.....and they dont last as long as the manufacturers say they do either - 10 years BULL, more like 1-1.5 years max average use

RufusA;6887721

As AuctionSniper suggested, it's nothing to do with being green, it's … As AuctionSniper suggested, it's nothing to do with being green, it's about carbon trading.I have dozens of useless 5W, 8W and 11W CFL bulbs in my cupboard. Mostly dumped on me by random utility companies, supermarkets, DIY stores etc.For each one someone has no doubt chalked up me replacing a 100W bulb with a 5W one, over the course of the "life" of the bulb 10000hrs * 95W = 950KWh *0.203 = 200kg CO2 approx. So 5 x 5w bulbs dumped on my doorstep will give then 1 tonne of CO2 saved = $25 carbon credit!Subsidising a few bulbs on a supermarket shelf is money for old rope. Each bulb would cost around £1-2 to supply, but worth around £4 in carbon credits. The lower the wattage the higher the CO2 saving!The fact that they never get used, will no doubt get consigned to landfill in due course, and I have to buy proper unsubsidised LED or high wattage CFLs to get the light I need is irrelevant!Rufus



you have been sold, these bulbs do not last 10000 hours....no way!!

your last sentence doesnt make logical sense.....so we buy them and dont use them and then they end up in landfill...so what are we saving actually, because by doing this we certainly arent saving the planet, just creating unneccessary landfill

this eco/green marketing bull is just an excuse for the government to tax us more you have to be stupid to think anything else!!

The notion of recycling/reuse and taking care of our precious resources is a valid one and i sign up to that but when the gov gets involved and rams it down our throat thats what puts me off.....see their latest stupid ad.....most CO2 comes from cars....er, no it doesnt actually.....ALL cars in the world contribute approx 1% of all CO2

you're not allowed to put these with normal waste as they contain mercury and have the symbol for special disposal.

turdburglar;6887586

The 11w bulbs were completely useless. Surely it can't be that green to … The 11w bulbs were completely useless. Surely it can't be that green to manufacture something that's not fit for purpose so that the end users just end up binning them?


Why are they useless, my house only has 11w bulbs and they are more than bright enough. I even use 8w ones in some rooms.

I agree with pinkleponlke.

I've been using CFLs almost exclusively for nearly 10 years now and have only had to replace a couple in that time. Some of the earliest ones I bought in Ikea in about 1998 are still going strong,. All mine are 8 or 11W and perfectly bright enough.

I even have a box of 40, 60 & 100W Osram incandescents that I used to have to keep on hand (my old house had a great many lightbulbs - 34 in the living room alone!) but have never needed to touch, even in emergencies.

I'm no eco-mentalist, but CFLs are just plain common sense nowadays that the main barriers (startup time and initial price) are no longer issues.

11w is a joke - You need 20w if its a single pendant. As many have said, it isn't fit for purpose.

maybe you need to eat more carrots

juux;6891038

I agree with pinkleponlke.I've been using CFLs almost exclusively for … I agree with pinkleponlke.I've been using CFLs almost exclusively for nearly 10 years now and have only had to replace a couple in that time. Some of the earliest ones I bought in Ikea in about 1998 are still going strong,. All mine are 8 or 11W and perfectly bright enough.I even have a box of 40, 60 & 100W Osram incandescents that I used to have to keep on hand (my old house had a great many lightbulbs - 34 in the living room alone!) but have never needed to touch, even in emergencies.I'm no eco-mentalist, but CFLs are just plain common sense nowadays that the main barriers (startup time and initial price) are no longer issues.



Well if you have 34 x 8W or 11W bulbs in one room, I'm not surprised it's "perfectly bright enough"!

I have 3 9w bulbs in the lounge, the bathroom, hall and landing have 1 8w bulb in each and all the other rooms have 1 11w bulb.
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