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energy saving lightbulbs

ButtercupButtercup
posted 1 decade 10 months 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" Bad!

Homebase has them on bogof if anyone is interested Clapping


GTTkelGTTkel
posted 1 decade 10 months 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.

mumof2_jomumof2_jo
posted 1 decade 10 months 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 10 months 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

FlightyFlighty
posted 1 decade 9 months 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 9 months 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 Clapping (I do like a freebie Embarassed )

staceybstaceyb
posted 1 decade 9 months ago
- My blog
we have them in most of the rooms, except the kitchen and bathroom

CathyGCathyG
posted 1 decade 9 months 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.

Kelly_CaitKelly_Cait
posted 1 decade 9 months ago
Every room except my bath room, cause I can't have one in there, otherwise I would Very Happy

thash1979thash1979
posted 2 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!

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