Small size Energy Saving Bulbs - £1.99 in Wilkinson & Wilkinson Plus
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Small size Energy Saving Bulbs - £1.99 in Wilkinson & Wilkinson Plus

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Found 6th Feb 2008
Been looking for these for a while now as our lounge light takes 5 small candle screw bulbs which last no more than a month. I have seen the shelf tickets in Wilkinsons, but they never had them in. (These cost £4.99 plus everywhere else I have seen.)

6 Year Guarantee.

Also comes in a bayonet fitting.

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I also have this problem of bulbs blowing. after a lot of searching I found some small low energy bulbs with screw fittings in Ikea.
since then ( 2 years) not one has blown

voted hot as I think you have found a good price

ikea.com/gb/…44/

Was in ASDA 24 in West Bridgford (Nottingham) and they sell the same energy saving lightbulbs for £1.34 (not a special offer, regular price)

Same brand = GE but a different box (more modern).

* 9W (equals 40W = 405Lm)
* E14 SES fitting (small screw)
* 6,000 hours = 6 years
* 220-240V 2700K Warm white

am I right in thinking you cant use this type of bulb with a dimmer switch

These are on buy one get one free in Tesco at the mo i.e. 2 for £2.20 odd. Same brand but spiral design, think they look abit better.

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mikeyp;1550696

These are on buy one get one free in Tesco at the mo i.e. 2 for £2.20 … These are on buy one get one free in Tesco at the mo i.e. 2 for £2.20 odd. Same brand but spiral design, think they look abit better.


My local tescos NEVER had them in.

harrythedog;1550663

am I right in thinking you cant use this type of bulb with a dimmer switch



You can use it with a dimmer switch but it won't alter the brightness. As you turn the dimmer down from full the compact fluorescents start to flicker and then go out. Basically you leave the dimmer at full and use it purely as a lightswitch. Why? Well, it saves having to change back to a normal switch and the dimmer's still there if you decide to revert to normal bulbs in the future.

You can buy compact fluorescents (low energy bulbs) that are designed to work with a dimmer but I expect they will be quite costly. Not sure of any links but I am sure a Google will turn up something.

how much does the fluorescents (low energy bulbs) which works with dimmer costs?
could anyone post link maybe the cheapest deal.. :roll:

These people were the subject of a post a while ago. They do a 99p range including candle bulbs:

[url]www.yourwelcome.co.uk/acatalog/99p_Range.html[/url]

lerryn;1550721

My local tescos NEVER had them in.



Fair enough, there were loads at my local Tesco and you could mix and match different types.

Our lounge & dining room light fittings are gold & smoked glass with the bulbs being very visible. For this reason we have always used clear candle bulbs - 8 in total. We have tried a white candle bulb & it looks awful. The longlife bulbs tend to be even more white looking. As incandescent bulbs are soon to go does anyone have any helpful suggestions?

Chris
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