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ENERGY SAVING

Postby goodtimesdisco » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:39 am

Did you know that when an energy saving light bulb stops working it is illegal to simply place in your garbage bin :no
Because it contains mercury you must dispose of it at your local waste tip in a designated area :scratch Hazardous materials :indifferent
My nearest refuse site is at least 15miles away and I drive a 6 cylinder four by four, where is the energy saving in that? :angry
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Re: ENERGY SAVING

Postby steveizy » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:08 pm

Big Al wrote:Did you know that when an energy saving light bulb stops working it is illegal to simply place in your garbage bin :no
Because it contains mercury you must dispose of it at your local waste tip in a designated area :scratch Hazardous materials :indifferent
My nearest refuse site is at least 15miles away and I drive a 6 cylinder four by four, where is the energy saving in that? :angry


...And they take a lot more energy to make in the first place :muted
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Postby goodtimesdisco » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:03 pm

No surprise there then, :no but it does reduce ones domestic power consumption :yes
Me I prefer the traditional bulb type as the light they omit seems to be brighter :glasses
Although we are looking to put in some spotlights that use LCD bulbs I have been told they are a low energy alternative to energy saving bulbs :read
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Postby steveizy » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:05 pm

Big Al wrote:No surprise there then, :no but it does reduce ones domestic power consumption :yes
Me I prefer the traditional bulb type as the light they omit seems to be brighter :glasses
Although we are looking to put in some spotlights that use LCD bulbs I have been told they are a low energy alternative to energy saving bulbs :read


I think you might mean LED bulbs. Light Emitting Diodes have come on amazingly in the last few years and the light output has increased dramatically and price has fallen. We have some LED spotlights on the walls and colour changing strips in the kitchen cupboards. These work by using red, green and blue LEDs and by varying the brightness of the individual colours. They can theoretically produce any colour of the rainbow, much like how TV screens work.

And yes, LEDs are amazingly energy efficient :thumbsup

Definitely the way to go!
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Re: ENERGY SAVING

Postby brillo » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:31 pm

Lights seem to be now topic :thumbsup I am thinking of putting some halogen spotlights up, what's your opinion on this type of lighting? :)
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