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Sick of them.

Changing back to normal ones.


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Hey, whats the problema dn what sort are they?


I just bought all new LED GU10s for every spotlight in the house............i originally bought bulbs with 24 LEDS but they were not bright enough... so i purchased bulbs with 60 Leds in each at 170 lumens and they are spot on..........and at only 1.3 watts each much cheaper to run than the standard 50w Halogen. There a bit pricy to start but i thought i would takle the plunge......
 

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yeah whys that?

I only fit energy saving bulbs because they last much longer and seem to cope with the odd electricity supply we have in this country much better than normal bulbs
 
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CF ones.

I'm changing to encased halogens as I can't stand the delay and "warm-up".
 
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no probs here...they blinkin last for ages...:)
 
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Am slowly swapping ours over as the originals blow - no issues so far
 

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Anyone else tried the latest LED energy savers.........I have just ordered some E14 Candle LED Bulbs for the chandeliers in my house........so far i have reduced each light fitting from 5 x 25w bulbs to 5 x 5w CF energy savers but when my new ones arrive they will be 5 x 1.3w but equivalant brighness to 20w each. Quite pricey but worth it in tthe long run me thinks
 

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All these Mercury containing globes ending up in Landfill....and remember to get out of the room for at least 30 minutes if you break a "green' fluorescent bulb.
Breathing Mercury Vapour is not good for you ...except for Greenies who act like the Mercury poisoned Mad Hatter
 
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Anyone else tried the latest LED energy savers.........I have just ordered some E14 Candle LED Bulbs for the chandeliers in my house........so far i have reduced each light fitting from 5 x 25w bulbs to 5 x 5w CF energy savers but when my new ones arrive they will be 5 x 1.3w but equivalant brighness to 20w each. Quite pricey but worth it in tthe long run me thinks
Do you know about the exceedingly nasty chemicals used to manufacture
silicon devices?

:lol:


As with all bandwagons we will see an equal (or worse) environmental effect
down the line.


e.g. in winter your heating will increase minutely to make up for
the reduction in heat put out by your lighting.
Fine if your heating is provided by nuclear generated electricity
but otherwise zero net benefit to the environment.

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Have to agree with Nev. They never get to the claimed level of brightness anyway - equivalent to a 100w incandescent my bun - and for the first five minutes after turning them on, you're groping in the dark.

What's all this talk of LED equivalents? For standard bayonet fittings?
 
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Yup. There are LED and halogens now available that have been encased
in standard bulb fitments.

Only seen LEDs upto about 25W equivalent so not quite there in
the brightness stakes.

I tried one in an enclosed rocksalt lamp and it filled up with condensation. :rolleyes:
 

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I blame energy saving lightbulbs for the state of the country.
That 'lightbulb above the head' cartoon is now a thing of the past, with kids now imagining a slow to start energy saving bulb, which never really gets as bright as it should. A bit like some of the kids, really. :rolleyes:
 

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I put LED spots in my kitchen because the halogens blow for a hobby, if I don't look at the lights I can't tell if they are on or off because they are so bloody dim, the 5ft strip light I put in to replace the others spots is brilliant, takes a few seconds to come on but, and this is quite an advantage with lights, I CAN SEE ! . :thumbs:
 

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I put LED spots in my kitchen because the halogens blow for a hobby, if I don't look at the lights I can't tell if they are on or off because they are so bloody dim, the 5ft strip light I put in to replace the others spots is brilliant, takes a few seconds to come on but, and this is quite an advantage with lights, I CAN SEE ! . :thumbs:
A glowing recommendation, there. ;)
 
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BBC Radio Four's "More or Less" did a feature on the subject late last year, still available on iPlayer here:

BBC iPlayer Console - More or Less: 11/12/2009 (starts at around 2m25s)

What we have here is a fatal combination of politicians & statistics, the end result of which is always the same: lies.
Good one. Missed that episode.

R4 is great for this kind of factual programming.
 
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I've put a total of ten five foot daylight fluorescents in my carage so I can see properly - that's 290 Watts. OK, they take a couple of minutes to get going fully but it's like day in there and that's what it needs to be at my age!
 
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