Philips Genie Energy saver bulbs 99p
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Philips Genie Energy saver bulbs 99p

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Found 26th Nov 2006
Low Energy bulbs - Only 99p. 11w and 18w (equal to 60w and 100w in normal bulbs)Now we can do our bit for the environment. I have not seen them cheaper. yet...!!

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[SIZE=3]They have been this price in my local Morrisons for some time now, and they are often on BOGOF which makes them a really good buy :thumbsup: [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3](I now have enough of these to last my lifetime assuming they last as long as they say they should )[/SIZE]

[SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]A great find if you need to get something to push your shopping over a limit to use a coupon at JohnLewis's though :-D[/COLOR][/SIZE]

Thanks for posting arlener, it's good to make people aware of this offer. I've added the John Lewis logo to the OP as well.

@ defgimp - good idea about the small items to enable you to use a voucher code

Try your local Netto store - I'm sure mine are doing them for 47p for the 18W version and 49p for the 11W version.

not all are in stock, good deal with the free delivery though

can i just put my (unique!) lightbulb geek outfit on for a sec

these genie bulbs are cheap (should be everywhere) because:
1) they are made in china for the chinese market, and cut some corners. all that really matters to you is that they don't last as long (6000 hours) as "normal" compact flourescents (15,000 hours). do the math though, that's still 3 years at 6 hours a day (to half brightness, i think?)
2) the UK government is subsiding them as part of its "green" initiatives.. therefore these are only meant to be sent to home users. the normal business price is about £3 a bulb, i believe.

having said all that, i've bought some and they're much better than expected
- nice light, sorta mid-warm. not the clinical look you got a few years ago.
- very compact for the 11w
- quick warm up, much quicker than philips more expensive softone
- the free delivery makes this great for people who only want a few

ok so that's more info than everyone wants on these, but everyone should get some
here's a link for other light geeks
lamptech.co.uk/Spe…htm

Smiff is your real name Thomas Edison?

:giggle:

Very interesting actually and Thanks for the feedback :santa:

I shelled out big bux on the Philips ones which are meant to last 6 years so I didn't have to change them. Wwwrong!! They lasted about 18 months - no longer than the cheapy Ikea ones.
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[SIZE=2]So just buy these cheap ones.[/SIZE]

If they're cheap enough and only last a couple of years, they'll still save you money on electricity bills anyway. Two for 99p is very good value

jbp

I shelled out big bux on the Philips ones which are meant to last 6 years … I shelled out big bux on the Philips ones which are meant to last 6 years so I didn't have to change them. Wwwrong!! They lasted about 18 months - no longer than the cheapy Ikea ones.


Often in the small print you will find something like '[SIZE="1"]based on 3 hours usage per day[/SIZE]'.

home bargains sells osram energy saver ones ( i have them on as i type), 59 pence each, not as good as the morrisons price but osram are a decent enough make.
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