Using Lightbulbs in Enclosed Fittings


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Stuart B

I have two lights on the ceiling of my bathroom and I have been using
GE 60 watt ES bulbs that Screwfix used to sell at 10 bulbs for
peanuts but they no longer sell them .

I added two bulbs to a Tesco order today and two of them were GE
Energy Saving 11watt /60 watt equivalent at £1.68 each . Looking at
the box it says " not to be used in enclosed fittings" so I just stuck
in two 60 watt candle bulbs that I got as well.
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.100-7138.aspx


Do these Low Energy bulbs give off more heat than normal bulbs
...surely not ..so why are they not recommended for enclosed fitings .
 
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Stuart B

The complicated bits don't cope with the heat. There may be less of it, but
it still gets warm in there.

cheers,
clive
So just stick to El Cheapos then .
 
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Steve Firth

Stuart B said:
Do these Low Energy bulbs give off more heat than normal bulbs
No, and they don't give out the light that the manufacturers claim
either. An 11W bulb gives an output somwhere between that of a 25W and
40W bulb. And since they take forver to warm up the advantage of lower
consumption is eroded by the need to leave them on unless one likes
banging into things in the dark.
 
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Stuart B

No, and they don't give out the light that the manufacturers claim
either. An 11W bulb gives an output somwhere between that of a 25W and
40W bulb. And since they take forver to warm up the advantage of lower
consumption is eroded by the need to leave them on
unless one likes
banging into things in the dark.
Oooh Matron !!!
 

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