The point of this sub thread, though (if I can remember back that
far), was that, during the heating season, this heat is not wasted.
It directly offsets the demand on the furnace. The 500W lamp (it's
not actually called a 'bulb' in the industry) reduces the demand on
the furnace by exactly 500W. And if you heat with electricity, then
your total electric bill for that month will exactly the same,
regardless of whether that lamp is lit the entire month or not. In
fact, you could keep 50 if them burning and, as long as you're not
opening windows to cool off, it'll be exactly the same. Curiously,
you're feeding this lamp with 500 watts, for which it is giving you
500 watts of heat. In an all electric home, the light is, indeed,
| >| > Light is not heat. Get over it.
| >| >
| >| > I hope your sound system noise doesn't heat up your room too.
| >| >
| >| > Geeesh. Go back to school you energy dummies. Your eyeballs are all
| >| > burned from illumination being converted to heat in your brains.
| >So lets see how long you can hold a 500 watt halogen bulb in your hand
| >it has been burning for ten minutes.
| The fact that you get burned is evidence of wasted energy. Consider
| that you wanted light, not burned hands.
I never said I wanted light at all, get with it. My post was in reply to
solar flare who said "Light is not heat"
Also a unit of electricity is not a unit of heat at anytime. Yes,
there are equivalents which depend on the conversion efficiency but 1
watt is not a measurement of heat.
...and the energy to power misstated.
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