From: Lin Chung on
It's a Mayor of London's initiative. Two incandescent light bulbs in
exchange for FREE one energy saving light bulb at any branch of B&Q.
Be hurry, today is the last day!

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Lin Chung.
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From: john on

"Lin Chung" <lin.chung(a)the.Water.Margin.com> wrote in message
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> It's a Mayor of London's initiative. Two incandescent light bulbs in
> exchange for FREE one energy saving light bulb at any branch of B&Q.
> Be hurry, today is the last day!
>
> --
> Lin Chung.
> [Paste ntlworld over the Water Margin to send a private e-mail.]
>
>
Why would people want crappy energy saving bulbs? They take a few minutes
to get to full brightness and LED ones are out now anyway. Think of a
normal bulb with a coating inside, then a few uV LEDs inside to make it glow
a brilliant white. 1w compared to 20w energy saver. Maybe energy savers
are not so efficient.
Most energy saving bulbs sold in Tesco and Costco are knackered anyway - be
sure to take them out of the packs in tesco. If they rattle put them back.
Avoid the ones sealed up in CostCo as only half in each pack work.


From: zen153607 on
On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 22:44:33 -0000, "john" <john,nolan(a)vrs21.co.uk>
wrote:


>Why would people want crappy energy saving bulbs?

They use less power and last longer we have just one ordinary
bulb in the whole house a 200 W and I am sat under it now if I could
replace it with a 200 energy saving bulb I would but at over � 15 a go
I will stick with this one .

They take a few minutes
>to get to full brightness and LED ones are out now anyway. Think of a
>normal bulb with a coating inside, then a few uV LEDs inside to make it glow
>a brilliant white. 1w compared to 20w energy saver. Maybe energy savers
>are not so efficient.
>Most energy saving bulbs sold in Tesco and Costco are knackered anyway - be
>sure to take them out of the packs in tesco. If they rattle put them back.
>Avoid the ones sealed up in CostCo as only half in each pack work.
>

From: John Whitworth on

"john" <john,nolan(a)vrs21.co.uk> wrote in message
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>
> "Lin Chung" <lin.chung(a)the.Water.Margin.com> wrote in message
> news:jcnij.72503$wD5.66841(a)newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
>> It's a Mayor of London's initiative. Two incandescent light bulbs in
>> exchange for FREE one energy saving light bulb at any branch of B&Q.
>> Be hurry, today is the last day!
>>
>> --
>> Lin Chung.
>> [Paste ntlworld over the Water Margin to send a private e-mail.]
>>
>>
> Why would people want crappy energy saving bulbs? They take a few minutes
> to get to full brightness and LED ones are out now anyway.

The Philips ones that are shaped like a normal bulb reach full brightness in
around 5 seconds...well, the 100W equivalent one does, anyway!

JW

From: Mrcheerful on

"john" <john,nolan(a)vrs21.co.uk> wrote in message
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>
> "Lin Chung" <lin.chung(a)the.Water.Margin.com> wrote in message
> news:jcnij.72503$wD5.66841(a)newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
>> It's a Mayor of London's initiative. Two incandescent light bulbs in
>> exchange for FREE one energy saving light bulb at any branch of B&Q.
>> Be hurry, today is the last day!
>>
>> --
>> Lin Chung.
>> [Paste ntlworld over the Water Margin to send a private e-mail.]
>>
>>
> Why would people want crappy energy saving bulbs? They take a few minutes
> to get to full brightness and LED ones are out now anyway. Think of a
> normal bulb with a coating inside, then a few uV LEDs inside to make it
> glow a brilliant white. 1w compared to 20w energy saver. Maybe energy
> savers are not so efficient.
> Most energy saving bulbs sold in Tesco and Costco are knackered anyway -
> be sure to take them out of the packs in tesco. If they rattle put them
> back. Avoid the ones sealed up in CostCo as only half in each pack work.
>

Costco will give an instant, query free refund on any faulty bulbs, or even
non faulty ones if you don't like them, so it is a very safe place to get
them from. I have bought more than a hundred of Costco CFL spirals, none
have been faulty.

Mrcheerful