View Poll Results: How do you feel about Energy Saving Light Bulbs?

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  • I love them, they're cheap to run and they help the environment!

    22 40.74%
  • I use them, but I don't like them

    14 25.93%
  • I hate them, they don't give enough light

    14 25.93%
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    "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    I just changed allthe outside lights for energy efficieny bulbs. I had them spare because I cant be bothered with waiting for them to work indoors when I want light. I had one in our room, but to see in the wardrobe involed panning to turn them on 30 seconds before you needed them.

    Even WORSE outside. It's cold, and they just aren't glowing properly. You'd need to turn them on 10 minutes before you need them!

    This technology has a way to go yet I think!

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    I know the older ones used to do that - it was horrible having to use the bathroom til the light decided to get brighter - but the newer ones (the one I use anyway) are much better as they only take a few seconds to glow.

    I'm still waiting for home LED lighting to come down in price.
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    Wow Zak, I was going to post about this too

    We picked some up (indoors) this week and replaced a few. They takes ages to get bright, not only that, but its very 'different' light.

    Granted, they were nothing expensive, but then again I guess they shouldn't be too much or the cost will be offset against the cost of the electric
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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    The one in our kitchen is terrible but I feel too guilty about all of the gadgets to replace it with a normal one!
    Not around too often!

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    I'd love to be eco freindly with my lighting but I much prefer the light from halogen bulbs

    We have a few of these bulbs in our student house. They are rubbish and I agree with agent they do look different even when in full life.

    We had some at work which popped into life instantly but I didn't think much to them either really. They were "spot lights" .. and you certainly had to try hard to spot them.

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    it's pretty brand and model specific - both the color of light you get, and the warm-up time

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    I got one for my hall and it is far brighter than the one it replaced. The old one was one of those ones where the long tube has been bent repeatedly into a rectangle. The new one looks like a normal incandescent bulb but completely white. It's really bright. Takes about half a second to come on and is almost completely bright, but is 100% bright in about 5 seconds.

    The ones I had about 5 years ago were rubbish though.

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Wow Zak, I was going to post about this too

    We picked some up (indoors) this week and replaced a few. They takes ages to get bright, not only that, but its very 'different' light.

    Granted, they were nothing expensive, but then again I guess they shouldn't be too much or the cost will be offset against the cost of the electric
    You see why I don't use the main lights in my lounge now, as they're the wrong sort of light for a lounge, not soft enough.

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerai View Post
    You see why I don't use the main lights in my lounge now
    I don't. Its too dark!

    Sorry
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    So which makes are good then?
    Not around too often!

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    How well do they work with adjustable level light switches?

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    The new one i put in says this on the top of the box:

    Osram
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    15W/827
    LUMILUX
    Warm White
    800lm
    220-240V - E27 - 50/60Hz

    Had to dig through my recycling to find that

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    "bulb"-shaped energy savers are best, followed by twist-shaped ones, with fold-shaped at the bottom. as for brands, philips or get are much better than osram, IME

    and never go with the direct equivalents, go for one size up (e.g. 11w is meant to be 60w equiv, but go for 14w instead)

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    oh, and there are two types of color temperature - "cool" (~4000k) and "warm" (~3000k). pick the one you prefer

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro View Post
    How well do they work with adjustable level light switches?
    I'd like to know that, too.

    Unless there's some new ones I'm not aware of, they don't .... or at least, they say they don't. I haven't tried it.

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    Re: "Energy Efficient Light Bulbs" my butt cheeks !! silly things

    We have energy save bulbs that look like halogens in our house. Have no idea what make etc as the house is a new build inside.

    They work really well though, can hardly tell the difference.

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