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bodger

Enforced energy saving !

More evidenceof our big brother culture I'm afaid.

The government is going to urge the public to tell tales on shops that continue to sell traditional light bulbs after they've been banned after September the first. As of then, it will be illegal to make or import conventional pearl or frosted bulbs of any shape or wattage.

All traditional bulbs of 100watts will also be banned.

Have you tried reading by the light of an energy saving bulb? I think that there'll be quite a black market for the old bulbs in the years to come.
Hawkeye

perhaps you need glasses all our bulbs are low energy and i have no trouble
Rare one

Yes, but do you not wear glasses for reading HAWKEYE  
Justme

We have & I do.

Also now trying out the LED ones as well.
(on offer in Lidle but ours has not got many left)
bodger

Hawkeye wrote:
perhaps you need glasses all our bulbs are low energy and i have no trouble


So how long have you been able to read ?        That Janet and John book of yours doesn't count.
Eschra

Our entire house is fitted out with modern energy bulbs that don't take forever to brighten. Even have them in all the reading lamps - never had a problem    

As long as there is a way for business to hand in old bulbs they can't sell why can't those that flaunt the law be reported.

If a decent retailer is following the law and selling energy bulbs but a competitor is selling old illegal bulbs (probably cheaper too) why shouldn't they be reported (just one example)

It's the old adage - if you ain't got anything to hide, what's the problem?
Gareth

I have used the energy saving bulbs since their introduction. I started off with Philips SL's way back in 1982 or 83.


With the exception of the 6 foot fluorescent tube in my kitchen, every bulb in my flat is an 11 watt energy saving bulb. I have absolutely no complaints about there use, longevity or their luminosity.  
freckle

Problem we have is three of our rooms are fitted with silly little wall lights that are operated by dimmer switches-which aren't meant to be used with low energy bulbs. Radical house redesign is on the cards in the next few years and we can't afford to do any temporary changes beforehand!  
Justme

A light switch can cost as little as 1. If you have 1 x 60w bulb & change it for 1 x 7w it would take 157 hours (26 days at 6 hours per day) to save the 1 if you pay 12p per kwh (unit).

If you have to pay fitting then thats different.

Justme
Eschra

Good news freckle there are low energy bulbs now designed for dimmers - I got given some free - although I admit the ones i got free aren't the small version    
freckle

Justme wrote:
A light switch can cost as little as 1. If you have 1 x 60w bulb & change it for 1 x 7w it would take 157 hours (26 days at 6 hours per day) to save the 1 if you pay 12p per kwh (unit).

If you have to pay fitting then thats different.

Justme


Hmmm-would have to pay for fitting but that makes it worth considering!!

However will hunt out the ones suitable for dimmers first-where do they hide Eschra?!?  
bodger

Like most households, we changed the majority of the bulbs in our house a few years ago but by choice, I'd prefer to have the traditional bulbs in the room where I do most of my reading.
Bazzer

Traditional bulbs were candles or oil lamps mate.
Before that it was the glow from the fire.
Lorrainelovesplants

Il be going to bulk buy them because they are the ones I use in the brooder for the chicks.

Stupid nonsense.
Gareth

Blatantly stolen by me from the www.cyclechat.co.uk forum boards:

"My other half fitted a low energy bulb in the downstairs loo, it takes so long warm up I get wet shoes before I can see what's happening, it's enough to give you a headache. "    
Justme

LOL


Old types used to take ages but new ones come straight on.
Lorrainelovesplants

Tescos sold 4 boxes of 40W bayonet fit 'normal' light bulbs today (to me)........Im not grassing............
Justme

Its only the 100w ones that are now banned.
Lorrainelovesplants

Bazzer

You can still buy them I think. Isn't it only the manufacture that's been stopped and supplies will just naturally dry up?

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