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Wooden/tiled floors are probably the most eco friendly flooring solution. They last for decades and you can hoover them in express time. Or just mop with no need for leccy. Carpets are just germ utopia.
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From the title I thought the Todger was on his political soapbox but here he is giving us some welcome news
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09-06-2021, 11:15 PM
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And who is going to pay for any light fittings that may need changing?

Yet another hair brained scheme with no thought of who it might effect.

Do we hand the old light fittings to the government to get compensation? NO it is those who can't afford again hit in the pocket

Are they going to pay for an electrician to do the light fitting change seeing as now we are supposedly not allowed to do it ourselves
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10-06-2021, 09:46 AM
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note to self : stock up on halogen bulbs before they are phased out...
But why? Halogen bulbs USE far more electricity than LED alternatives.

When we got rid of all traditional light bulbs a few years ago there was a very noticeable reduction in our electricity bill.
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We used to blame being in the Common Market for all these rulings but nothing will change now we’ve ‘sort of’ left.

I bet they will never bring back powerful suction vacuum cleaners either.
Why would anyone want them? They were power hungry because of poor design.
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10-06-2021, 09:51 AM
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Wooden/tiled floors are probably the most eco friendly flooring solution. They last for decades and you can hoover them in express time. Or just mop with no need for leccy. Carpets are just germ utopia.
But unless you have effective underfloor insulation they are not energy efficient. In any case renting a carpet cleaner keeps them sterile and clean and carpets should be changed every five to seven years anyway.
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10-06-2021, 09:54 AM
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And who is going to pay for any light fittings that may need changing?

Yet another hair brained scheme with no thought of who it might effect.

Do we hand the old light fittings to the government to get compensation? NO it is those who can't afford again hit in the pocket

Are they going to pay for an electrician to do the light fitting change seeing as now we are supposedly not allowed to do it ourselves
LED bulbs are plug and play. No need for changes to fittings in virtually ALL cases.
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10-06-2021, 01:22 PM
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LED bulbs are plug and play. No need for changes to fittings in virtually ALL cases.
We replaced the bulbs in our hall (standard bayonet fitting) with a couple of remote control led ones. These are dimmable and have several colour options on the remote, which is nice since we can leave them on low intensity after we've gone to bed..enough to provide light for when our daughter comes home.

Love the varied colours too...Can have a bit of fun.
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10-06-2021, 01:34 PM
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I am all for getting rid of them, they got too hot for starters but the problem it creates is that no one knows which bulb is which any more or how much light a particular bulb will emit. I know there are charts which do the conversion for us but the average person doesn't have a clue any more.

It used to be simple, 100W, 60 watt and 40W for tight wads.
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I am all for getting rid of them, they got too hot for starters but the problem it creates is that no one knows which bulb is which any more or how much light a particular bulb will emit. I know there are charts which do the conversion for us but the average person doesn't have a clue any more.

It used to be simple, 100W, 60 watt and 40W for tight wads.
And 15 Watt for the really hard up.
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