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Those ecofriendly light bulbs are bloody awful eh?

(28 Posts)
moondog Sun 27-Jul-08 15:32:33

Foul cold whitelight cast over living room in manner of concentration camp.

girlandboy Sun 27-Jul-08 15:34:42

And aren't they meant to last for years and years? I am forever replacing the damn things, nearly as often as the old sort. Or is it my wiring that's at fault?? hmm

Hadassah Sun 27-Jul-08 15:36:03

Yes. What is worse is that soon we will not even have a choice. I do not mind paying more - would pay more anyway, presumably, since these eco ones are supposed to be "energy-saving" - but it depresses me that these things are imposed on people, and freedom of choices in restricted.

PinkPussyCat Sun 27-Jul-08 15:36:31

Yes agree, we have lots.

Loathe them.

moondog Sun 27-Jul-08 15:37:01

I can't bring meself to buy them despite being an old hippy but they are in this rented apartment. Ican't see that a light bulb will stop global warming mind you.

moondog Sun 27-Jul-08 15:37:24

I'm stocking up on the bad ones.

PinkPussyCat Sun 27-Jul-08 15:37:56

And why is there a 2-second delay between flipping the switch and the damn things actually bothering to light up?

StormInanEcup Sun 27-Jul-08 15:40:26

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ExterminAitch Sun 27-Jul-08 15:41:54

i can't abide them, they're so chilly.

are we going to be forced to use them? by whom?

FabioThatFirggingCat Sun 27-Jul-08 15:44:41

They're shite.
You can see more by the light of a glow worm.

Slubberdegullion Sun 27-Jul-08 15:47:00

They don't dim too well either. I live in a house full of dimmer switches and the bastards just start flickering like mad if you have them on anything less than full glare.

moondog Sun 27-Jul-08 15:48:17

Bollocks to em I say. Good lighting essential. In fact amhaving altercation with dh about it right now.

Celery Sun 27-Jul-08 15:48:27

What's this about soon not having a choice?? They actually depress me, seriously.

girlandboy Sun 27-Jul-08 15:49:15

There are apparently some special ones that are for using with dimmer switches. The ordinary ones don't work.

Celery Sun 27-Jul-08 15:49:16

I have them in the rooms I spend very little time in - hall, landing, downstairs loo. Can't bear to have them elsewhere though.

IllegallyBrunette Sun 27-Jul-08 15:50:50

I have had two shatter in my hand as I tried to remove them after they had blown.

Slubberdegullion Sun 27-Jul-08 15:53:14

girlandboy, now I did not know that. Dimmer eco's. well I never.

moondog Sun 27-Jul-08 15:53:25

Yes, they aredepressing.

girlandboy Sun 27-Jul-08 16:00:36

Slubber - see here

Bit pricey though!

nannyL Sun 27-Jul-08 21:35:45

I have all energy bulbs

have lived here for 2 years and never replaced any yet

I have all diffrent brands and type

my worst are the phillips ones that were super expensive hmm

my favourite are the tesco Value ones shock in future i will ONLY use tesco value energy bulbs

they are bright immediatly and give more of a normal light

JamInMyWellies Sun 27-Jul-08 21:46:35

they are awful we moved to a new house and they are everywhere. I dont bother putting the lights on in the winter I am going to use candles.

maidamess Sun 27-Jul-08 21:47:57

I was forever replacing mine too. I hate them. Won't give them house room.

Actually I'm hard pressed to think of much eco friendly stuff that actually works.....

noolia Mon 28-Jul-08 11:19:41

Awful things! I'd be interested to know the actually energy saving on using them as a % of the total used by average home (including extra probs disposing of them).

Slubberdegullion Mon 28-Jul-08 11:21:19


£13 for a light bulb shock

I don't think so.

PenelopePitstops Mon 28-Jul-08 11:22:02

Illegallybrunette i have had some shatter in my hand, they are so dangerous. the old ones never shattered but these ones do so all the time.

does anyone else fid they shatter when you first put them in

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