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tahir

Oz to ban normal lightbulbs

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6378161.stm
Northern_Lad

Strewth Tahir, try looking here mate!
tahir

If you posted in plain English I'd understand what that post related to...
Northern_Lad

tahir wrote:
If you posted in plain English I'd understand what that post related to...


Nah man, youz from Essex innit. If I woz postin' in plain English then youz woodn't unerstand me like.
dpack

spooky
Shocked
alison

Good idea, but what happens if you have dimmer switches? I thought energy saving bulbs couldn't be used with them Confused
JB

Nor do all light fittings accomodate low energy bulbs. Some fittings want full brightness quickly. How do you accomodate a low energy bulb in your fridge or oven light? If the change is forced then how much energy is going to be spent changing light fittings to accomodate the bulbs rather than keeping the working lights and changing the bulbs when the technology catches up?

Low energy bulbs are a good idea but but they're not a universal solution mandating their use seems a rather crude and ineffective approach rather than soem of the real measures that could be introduced. For example how much value if this compared to ratifying Kyoto?
Green Man

I love the idea but hate the light.
James

alison wrote:
Good idea, but what happens if you have dimmer switches? I thought energy saving bulbs couldn't be used with them Confused


they can now:

http://www.lamps2udirect.com/pages/browse-More-Lamps2udirect.php/Exciting-New-Products/Megaman-DorS-Dimming/144/24
thos

James wrote:
alison wrote:
Good idea, but what happens if you have dimmer switches? I thought energy saving bulbs couldn't be used with them Confused


they can now:

http://www.lamps2udirect.com/pages/browse-More-Lamps2udirect.php/Exciting-New-Products/Megaman-DorS-Dimming/144/24

Yes, but I don't like the way they do it.
http://www.megamanuk.com/technology/dors.php wrote:


Every switching OFF/ON will activate the dimming program of the lamp. The brightness of the lamp can be adjusted from 100% to 66%, further down to 33% and 5% with consecutive OFF/ON action within 3 seconds. The lamp can be reset to full brightness by simply switching off the lamp for more than 3 seconds than switching it back on again.
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