Incandescent lightbulbs


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someone

I understand that from 1st September yet more incandescent lightbulbs will
become unavailable, probably 60 watt.

Does anybody know what we are all supposed to do regarding home appliances
that use incandescent bulbs: e.g. refrigerator, oven, extractor fan, sewing
machine. These appliances cannot accommodate huge energy-saving bulbs, they
won't even fit into the fitting. What are we supposed to do? Is there any
government advice about this or are we supposed to scrap all our appliances?

Any advice welcome.

someone
 
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Harry Bloomfield

someone pretended :
I understand that from 1st September yet more incandescent lightbulbs will
become unavailable, probably 60 watt.

Does anybody know what we are all supposed to do regarding home appliances
that use incandescent bulbs: e.g. refrigerator, oven, extractor fan, sewing
machine. These appliances cannot accommodate huge energy-saving bulbs, they
won't even fit into the fitting. What are we supposed to do? Is there any
government advice about this or are we supposed to scrap all our appliances?
The lamps used for fridges etc. are 15w and are supposed to be still
available for a long time yet, but they are now making some quite small
energy saver (CFL) lamps and there are also some really tiny 240v LED
lamps. Probably LED will be the way to go for fridges, where they are
turned on and off frequently and you need instant light.
 
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someone

Harry Bloomfield said:
someone pretended :

The lamps used for fridges etc. are 15w and are supposed to be still
available for a long time yet, but they are now making some quite small
energy saver (CFL) lamps and there are also some really tiny 240v LED
lamps. Probably LED will be the way to go for fridges, where they are
turned on and off frequently and you need instant light.
Thanks very much, Harry, just what I wanted to know. So I don't have to
worry as long as my appliances are a small wattage, at least for the next x
years. I will file your post for future reference.

I guess the next problem will be: do they have a bayonet or an Edison
screw, and will it be the right size. I don't actually really care about
the fridge or stove, I do care about my sewing machine, which is about 30
years old.

Cheers, from someone
 
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geoff

someone said:
I understand that from 1st September yet more incandescent lightbulbs will
become unavailable, probably 60 watt.

Does anybody know what we are all supposed to do regarding home appliances
that use incandescent bulbs: e.g. refrigerator, oven, extractor fan, sewing
machine. These appliances cannot accommodate huge energy-saving bulbs, they
won't even fit into the fitting. What are we supposed to do? Is there any
government advice about this or are we supposed to scrap all our appliances?
Well, ...

those of us who were concerned about such things stocked up ages ago


anyone wanna buy some pigmy bulbs ?
 
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Clot

geoff said:
Well, ...

those of us who were concerned about such things stocked up ages ago


anyone wanna buy some pigmy bulbs ?
Even without a capital P, are you allowed to say that? :)
 
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Guest

I understand that from 1st September yet more incandescent lightbulbs will
become unavailable, probably 60 watt.

Does anybody know what we are all supposed to do regarding home appliances
that use incandescent bulbs: e.g. refrigerator, oven, extractor fan,
sewing machine. These appliances cannot accommodate huge energy-saving
bulbs, they won't even fit into the fitting. What are we supposed to do?
Is there any government advice about this or are we supposed to scrap all
our appliances?
It's GLS (the big round ones) lamps that are being phased out, not the
specialist small ones.

Low wattage pigmy lamps are the works of stan, very short life and vibration
promne, unless seriously underrun. The soooner an alternative is available
(led?? I've a couple of 3W led torches (tesco's best) that seem superbright)
the better.
 
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Trevor Smith

My electric flame effect fire has 60watt fireglow bulbs and require the heat
from them to make the effect spinner work so are they going to stop them or
should I get a stock of them aswell.
 
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Andrew Gabriel

My electric flame effect fire has 60watt fireglow bulbs and require the heat
from them to make the effect spinner work so are they going to stop them or
should I get a stock of them aswell.
Fireglow lamps are not affected by the changes at the moment.
However, the lighting industry has seen demand for special and
decorative filament lamps plummit over the last few years, and
that alone means production of many of these lower volume types
is probably becoming rapidly uneconomic.
 
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lardconcepts

Low wattage pigmy lamps are the works of stan
I know Stan! He used to work in the old GE lightning factory in
Birstall. Lovely old chap.
Bright chap, his face used to light up every time you said hello. He
used to work with Gordon Bayonet.

They were incandescent with rage when they were told the old bulbs
were to be phased out.
They put up some resistance, but to be honest the protest was more
heat than light.

They're both retired now, of course. Old people's ohm.
 
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PeterC

My electric flame effect fire has 60watt fireglow bulbs and require the heat
from them to make the effect spinner work so are they going to stop them or
should I get a stock of them aswell.
That's wasteful - generating all that heat from an electric fire. They'll
have to be banned TAAAW.
 
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geoff

It's GLS (the big round ones) lamps that are being phased out, not the
specialist small ones.

Low wattage pigmy lamps are the works of stan,
But I use them as loads in test sets ...
 
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Owain

But I use them as loads in test sets ...
Perhaps one of the MPs in favour of banning lightbulbs could suggest
an economical alternative.

Owain
 
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Guest

But I use them as loads in test sets ...
Burning for how long, and at what voltage? When I used them at work it was
almost a full time job replacing them until they were seriously underrun via
a series capacitor with a parallel discharge resistor.
 
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geoff

Burning for how long, and at what voltage?
Tens of seconds at mains

When I used them at work it was
almost a full time job replacing them until they were seriously underrun via
a series capacitor with a parallel discharge resistor.
Yes I have thought of that, but I decided that the death rate was
acceptable
 
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Bob Eager

Burning for how long, and at what voltage? When I used them at work it was
almost a full time job replacing them until they were seriously underrun via
a series capacitor with a parallel discharge resistor.
I have one that runs 8 hours a day at full mains voltage, and needs
replacing about once every 15 months.
 
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PeterC

Tens of seconds at mains


Yes I have thought of that, but I decided that the death rate was
acceptable
Had a high mortality rate in a seed incubator, as the bulb was in a box.
Just wired 2 bulbs in series and adjusted wattage as needed - ran for many
years, of course, as the bulbs were seriously under-run.
 
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Guest

Are rough service bulbs also going to be phased out? I don't want a
CFL in an inspection lamp!
I much prefer a fluorescent or LED inspection lamp. Much cooler and less
prone to break.
 
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