Product Type: Philips gadgets
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Phillips 20 w Energy Saving light bulb
Philips Energy Saver
Member Name: mountainclimber
Philips Energy Saver
Advantages: cheaper to run, should last longer
Disadvantages: more expensive initial outlay, bigger bulb
Energy Saving light bulb
I bought 2 of these Phillips 20 w Energy Saving light bulbs when I moved in to my new flat up here in West Yorkshire, there were bulbs missing in the bedroom and hall plus the bathroom and kitchen lights didn't work. The bathroom and kitchen needed halogen ones, and the broken hall light was replaced with a standing lamp.
I fitted one of the Phillips plug in and turn 'normal' bayonet cap fitting light bulbs in the bedroom. The bulb is a lot bigger than a normal bulb and also a lot more expensive. It is not one of the ones made up of 3 loops, I have had those, these are strange big bulbs which are super long lasting or apparently are.
Energy Saving light bulbs in general are supposed to last about 10 years, but I have had one blow in a couple of months when the power kept cutting out and it also blew the circuits on half the things that were plugged in. But with normal use they should apparently use less power and last longer and so save money. This 20 w bulb is the same as an old 100w bulb but seems slightly dimmer, but it does come on more or less straight away, unlike other energy bulbs I've had or other peoples experience, maybe they are a newer design.
Do not but the screw in one buy mistake, as it seems some people have reviewed that bulb as one they use all over the house. I have bought one of those screw fitting ones before by mistake, it was an old conventional bulb, and the packet wasn't clear, or I was not looking. I have never seen anywhere where they fit in, or why there are so many.
Anyway, the only thing is these bulbs are so big, they tend to look a bit strange. You may want to check your shade does cover them first. I try and save energy where I can, and leave the light off until I need it in the evening, so my 10 000 hours should last as long as I am here,( I will leave the bulb, I'm not that mean).
These bulbs should be 80 % cheaper to run than a standard bulb last 10 000 hours and only cost £3 so it seems that Energy Saving light bulbs have become a realistic alternative to 'normal' bulbs.
Summary: save energy, save money long term
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