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Last night I replaced all but one of my light bulbs with low-power ones. The one I didn't replace is a screw fitting rather than a bayonet, and I couldn't find any suitable bulbs :(
29th Jan 2008, 10:34   | tags:,

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mat says:

Good stuff, well done.

I really think we need legislation in this country/world banning (or at least taxing the hell out of - with the revenue subsidising energy-saving bulbs) incandescent light bulbs. If everyone in the country did what you've just done, we'd need at least one less power station.

Oh, the one NOT to replace is the bulb in the toilet, which is on and off a lot - energy-saving bulbs are actually less efficient for the first five minutes use than incandescents (they take a big power hit to start them up).

Ideally, you'd want an LED in the toilet, but LED bulbs are still hard to get. Give it a few years though - you've just gone from 60/70W incan bulbs to 10/15W cfl bulbs, when LED bulbs are common, that will go down to 1 or 2 watts or less. Imagine lighting your whole house - at once - using the equivalent power of a few AA batteries!

29th Jan 2008, 10:49

Alfie says:

Nice job sir, one thing I've been wondering, why don't we do what the rest of Europe does and *charge* people if they want plastic bags at their supermarket!?

29th Jan 2008, 11:08