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09-06-2021, 07:11 PM
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Another step in the right direction

Or should that be the light direction.

Come September other than old stock halogen lightbulbs will be phased out and replaced by very much more efficient Light Emitting Diode light sources. Same with miniature fluorescent tube bulbs including full size fluorescent tubes in industry

Only slightly more expensive than halogen bulbs the saving in terms of pollution from electricity load will be around one and a quarter MILLION tons of CO2 a year. That's like taking half a million cars from the road and that's worth having, and it's just the UK.
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09-06-2021, 07:47 PM
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Re: Another step in the right direction

Yes, I heard this on the news earlier. Good thing too - I could not believe the level of pollution halogen bulbs create
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09-06-2021, 07:52 PM
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Re: Another step in the right direction

Originally Posted by Bathsheba ->
Yes, I heard this on the news earlier. Good thing too - I could not believe the level of pollution halogen bulbs create
Only because the light source is an incandescent filament and the amount of electricity it takes to get them hot enough. However the power budget to make them is noticeably higher than traditional bulbs.
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09-06-2021, 08:21 PM
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Re: Another step in the right direction

This has been going on for a while now. You'd be hard-pressed to find incandescent or halogen lamps these days as they're being phased out over time. A twelve-volt LED lamp is available now to replace the standard 12V halogen lamps. They work with the standard 12V transformer too but aren't as efficient as those that use the standard driver board.
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09-06-2021, 08:53 PM
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Re: Another step in the right direction

Im not happy..in fact, Im incandescent with rage
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09-06-2021, 10:22 PM
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Re: Another step in the right direction

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Im not happy..in fact, Im incandescent with rage
Yes, and what about us folks who, have lived our lives like candles in the wind?
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09-06-2021, 10:36 PM
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Re: Another step in the right direction

note to self : stock up on halogen bulbs before they are phased out...
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09-06-2021, 10:45 PM
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Re: Another step in the right direction

We used to blame being in the Common Market for all these rulings but nothing will change now weve sort of left.

I bet they will never bring back powerful suction vacuum cleaners either.
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09-06-2021, 10:47 PM
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Re: Another step in the right direction

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I bet they will never bring back powerful suction vacuum cleaners either.
Probably not...too much electricity used, and besides, lots of people have wooden flooring now, not carpets.
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09-06-2021, 10:52 PM
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Probably not...too much electricity used, and besides, lots of people have wooden flooring now, not carpets.
I thought wooden flooring was going out of fashion?

I always feel sorry for dogs and cats that slip all over the place on wooden floors.
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