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low energy light bulbs - best makes?

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wohmum Fri 16-Jan-09 22:47:10

now we can't get proper grin light bulbs any more , can anyone recommend which make of low energy bulbs have a good light - not the awful dull yellowish light we have in our hall !

PuzzleRocks Fri 16-Jan-09 23:34:32

Bumping for you.

wohmum Fri 16-Jan-09 23:44:01

thank you - do you think there aren't any good ones??

Moondancer Fri 16-Jan-09 23:56:10

I am interested too. Also Ive just noticed ours make a low humming noise all the time. Anyone else noticed this?

wohmum Mon 19-Jan-09 23:17:11

nope - looks like they are all pants!

i went looking for ordinary light bulbs on sat night as our front room one had blown - found 3 in the co-op and excitedly bought all 3 (knowing tesco etc didn't have any mire) ... got home and found they were screw-in not bayonet!!!

bollockbrain Mon 19-Jan-09 23:19:10

do you all know that tesco is doing a special offer on low energy bulbs of varying types.

5 for 40pence - yes you read it right. They usually retail at 2.45 pounds each. not sure if it is just online or in the shops too.

DEE7479551 Tue 03-Feb-09 20:34:36

Give up on low energy lightbulbs. Think LED. This is where the real energy saving is and the LED light bulbs you can get now have a cool white colour or a warm white option so you can forget the yellow glow that you can't even read by.

Have you heard about the LED revolution?

The LED revolution begins at home.
Soon to be outlawed incandescent light bulbs and questions over the safety of energy saving light bulbs, pave the way for domestic LED lighting to become common place.

LED lighting has sadly been passed over in favour of ‘curly’ compact fluorescent light bulbs, which we all know are not fantastic, as an alternative to the power hungry incandescent light bulb. In the light of recent concerns over the safe disposal of these bulbs the LED looks as though it may get a second chance.

LED technology has advanced rapidly from the tiny lights we see consuming power in ‘standby’ mode on televisions and other electronic devices. The latest high power LED light sources are much brighter and infinitely more efficient than their predecessors making them a real alternative to replace domestic light bulbs. High power LED’s have an average working life span of 50,000 hours, that is over 10 years for most applications, making up for the initial cost which is slightly higher than other bulb types.

As world wide energy resources dwindle and power costs continue to increase the case for alternative, energy efficient lighting has never been stronger. Try they have an online shop, the outlay is a bit high for each bulb but they last ten years so no more changing light bulbs for a while.

If you buy a LED bulb every time one of yours blows you will hardly notice the switch to LED and before you know it you won't need any more light bulbs!

Aefondkiss Tue 03-Feb-09 20:39:36

we have an energy saving daylight bulb, was v expensive, it casts a ghostly white light over everything, it is supposed to be good for SAD sufferers - I thought it would lift the winter blues here.

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