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    why are energy saving dimmable bulbs so expensive?

    I i just been to b&q and noticed that if i wanted an energy saving dimmable bulb was £14.Which seems alot for 1 bulb.

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    Im sure I saw these in wilkos for like 5/6 for £2/3

    KapA

    Im sure I saw these in wilkos for like 5/6 for £2/3



    The dimmable ones?

    I'm in the same boat. The cheap option would be to change the light switch.

    Forget it - just get a normal bulb, turn the dimmer full to get it to light up and fully off to turn it off.

    Don't need to change the switch or anything.

    try the GU10 replacements then awful prices

    Ah , is this the reason the dimmable lights in the bedrooms dont work properly !! .....duh i didnt realise you had to put in a certain bulb !! I was blaming the light switches and insisted they were faulty !!! or not put in right!!..........brb...off to apologise to hubby for blaming him and his ' dodgy ' diy

    Old style dimmer switched are just a rheostat - hence why they don't work with regular dimmable bulbs. The bulbs work just don't change brightness.

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    They are fairly new technology wait a few years for the prices to drop, low energy bulbs used to be £10 a pop.

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    rash

    Forget it - just get a normal bulb, turn the dimmer full to get it to … Forget it - just get a normal bulb, turn the dimmer full to get it to light up and fully off to turn it off.Don't need to change the switch or anything.


    Lol - sort of defeats the purpose of a dimmer switch

    I tried a normal energy bulb in a dimmer and it blew the bulb instantly
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