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The future may not be Bright, never mind Orange ... - The Titfield Thunderbolt
Heisenberg might have stayed here
The future may not be Bright, never mind Orange ...
The light in the oven expired a week or two ago. Yesterday I had it on my shopping list, but the light bulb shelves in Sainsbury's could easily have been mistaken for a Zimbabwean bakery. Admitting that the bulb I required was somewhat non-standard, I ventured round the corner to Homebase, and found a plentiful display, but with a rather sparse selection. Fortunately an assistant was able to point me to another display where the required bulb was available. I don't have a problem with moving on from incandescent light bulbs, but not at the expense of everyone replacing all their light fittings / shades/ containing appliances. kharin vaguely mentioned some rumour about halogen spot bulbs being the next to go; I noticed there appear to be replacements labelled LED, offering half the wattage. I wonder whether they will be any good. It's certainly true that new CFL bulbs are much better than their first-generation counterparts (of which I still have several; they're OK for small or rarely used rooms, but not much good for big spaces).
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uitlander From: uitlander Date: September 18th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes. I'm unclear about what is going on with Halogens. The house I'd like to buy has halogens embedded in the ceilings of some of the rooms, and I was wondering whether the fittings would have to be replaced.
brixtonbrood From: brixtonbrood Date: September 18th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got low energy halogen bulbs - they cost more, and the builders looked at me as if I was mad, but AFAIK the fittings are completely standard, and they work OK.
uitlander From: uitlander Date: September 19th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
*nods* Thanks. I was rather hoping that the fittings would continue to be viable.
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