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Jun 2021 09 10:31

Halogen lamps and flourescent tubes banned.

Halogen lamps will be banned from sale from September, with fluorescent tubes to follow. We are fully LED but I guess that this will affect a lot of schools.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57407233
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Re: Halogen lamps and flourescent tubes banned.

I had better stock up,
stash a load along with the 100 watt incandescent bulbs that I stockpiled. -Thumb_up-
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Perhaps this will get many schools to upgrade thier lighting.

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adonis2 wrote: Wed, 9th Jun 2021, 9:58pm I had better stock up,
stash a load along with the 100 watt incandescent bulbs that I stockpiled. -Thumb_up-
I wouldn't. Your lecky bill must be astronomic compared to a school using LED alternatives. Decent LED retrofit lamps can also outlast halogen and incandescent bulbs up to 5 times or more. I say decent as unfortunately there are many cheap imports that you can buy off of Amazon/ebay that won't. But go to a quality electrical supplier and you can get well made replacement LEDs.

In the long run, you are better off replacing the lighting units for purpose made LEDs.

Apparently I read, thanks to councils replacing street lighting lamps and households installing LED (as well as making white goods more economical to run), the nations electricity requirement has been cut by 20% in the last 5 years.

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thecaretaker wrote: Thu, 10th Jun 2021, 11:14pm I wouldn't. Your lecky bill must be astronomic compared to a school using LED alternatives. Decent LED retrofit lamps can also outlast halogen and incandescent bulbs up to 5 times or more. I say decent as unfortunately there are many cheap imports that you can buy off of Amazon/ebay that won't. But go to a quality electrical supplier and you can get well made replacement LEDs.

In the long run, you are better off replacing the lighting units for purpose made LEDs.

Apparently I read, thanks to councils replacing street lighting lamps and households installing LED (as well as making white goods more economical to run), the nations electricity requirement has been cut by 20% in the last 5 years.
I have just ordered 7 LED flat panel drop in grid system Lights they were £30+VAT each from my local electrical suppliers they are Ansell branded ones with a 5 year guarantee. Would have paid more than that for a new set of lamps for the old fittings.

Surely the 20% is a reduction of just the listed items and not the nation as a whole. There are more people, more houses more EV's that must be placing a larger demand on the grid?
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Vera wrote: Fri, 11th Jun 2021, 8:10am Surely the 20% is a reduction of just the listed items and not the nation as a whole. There are more people, more houses more EV's that must be placing a larger demand on the grid?
According to the National Grid, overall we are using 16% less electricity than we did in 2002 (the article takes figures from 2019). Have a look at this page https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/jo ... les-busted

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Our leccy bill has gone down £8k per year since we switched to LED.
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adonis2 wrote: Wed, 9th Jun 2021, 9:58pm I had better stock up,
stash a load along with the 100 watt incandescent bulbs that I stockpiled. -Thumb_up-
Why?!
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