Join JustParents to ask for advice and make new friends! It only takes 60 seconds. Join for free

energy saving lightbulbs

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
who uses them and in what rooms?

So far i only have them in the hall and stairs as i dont like the way they take so long to "heat up" Tounge Out

Homebase has them on bogof if anyone is interested Very happy

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
We had a leaflet sent to us a few months ago and if we filled it in we could get them free, think we were sent a pack of 6. We use them in the hall, kitchen and bedrooms, but we have different kind of lights in the bathroom and we have ordinary in the sitting room coz they give better light.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
I have the in bedrooms and toilet and bottom of landing, cant put them anywhere else because all other are light fittings and take spot light bulbs etc

RichRich Moderator
posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Every room in the house, and if you go to Morrisons they are 39p each, Homebase are over £1.00 each

They only take a few seconds to brighten, but you can see perfectly well while they do. We have saved around £25 a month since we switched to energy saving bulbs, so I think that warrents a slower charge up, don't you? Smile

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Yeah, we've got them in all rooms as well now and you really get used to them quite quickly. My one criticism used to be that they all seemed to be huge but more and more you can get small ones now, ideal for bedside lights etc.
I get mine off ebay for a few pounds for a 4 pack - so far they've all turned up intact!

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 6 years ago
I have them in the living room and the hall(s) stairs and landing. Had to take them out the bedroom because whatever ones it is I have flash until the cool down. I also get annoyed at the way they take SSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOO long to heat up. I got mine free (4) from the electricity company because I was on a low income and then when I recommended someone else who I thought would qualify (little sister) I got another 2 Very happy (I do like a freebie Embarassed )

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
- My blog
we have them in most of the rooms, except the kitchen and bathroom

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
i have few of these bulbs, but don't really like them. they are a different sort of light to normal bulbs (a bit too orange coloured) & they do flash occassionally after you switch them off, this can be quite off putting in the night time! also i have a few candle lamps & spotlights & you can't get them in this range.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Every room except my bath room, cause I can't have one in there, otherwise I would Very happy

posted 8 years 3 months ago
A few years ago, these were all we had in every room of the house! It seemed like such a great idea, on top of them lasting longer than our regular light bulbs. But then, I started to notice that all the rooms just had that dark feeling to them. Especially the bathroom . I felt I was in a poorly lit dungeon. When I would be cooking food in the kitchen, I would always have a hard time seeing if the food was actually done or burnt because the bulbs just didn't give off the same amount of light. We ended up switching back to the traditional incadescent bulbs. They may not save on energy or last as long, but at least I can see!

Join JustParents for free to reply


Questions needing your answer

Latest Reviews