I need some help and advice. I just moved into a new expensive flat. I
am trying to save money as I am low on income. I noticed that my entire
flat is illuminated by halogen light bulbs. Every single light bulb
socket in the ceilings are halogen bulb sockets. I know that halogen
light bulbs uses 10x more electricity/energy than conventional/old
light bulbs. Does anyone know the easiest way to replace the halogen
bulb sockets to be able to use the conventional/old light bulbs? Does
there exist a convertor?
To save some money I have taken all but one halogen bulb out from each
room. However I still don't like the sight of halogen light bulbs. I
prefer installing "energy saving" light bulbs but I do not want to use
floor/table lamps. There are now holes with dangling wires from where
the halogen light bulbs used to be. The wires are the halogen sockets.
No, but they might use 4X more than compact fluorescents.
I replaced 150 W halogens with 14 W CFs in some art-deco church wall sconce
light fixtures with large semi-circular frosted glass shades beneath by
removing the metal fire-prevention grid above each bulb (which had reduced
the light output a lot), then unscrewing the halogen socket and removing it
and its pigtails and wirenuts to its feed wires and then adding a $2 black
plastic medium base bulb socket, wirenutting its 6" pigtails to the original
feed wires. Each socket had a metal tab with a hole for a sheet-metal screw
to attach it to the metal back of the fixture, after I wrapped the socket
with foil tape so it didn't look dark through the shade.
I modified only 1 of 8 fixtures first, then invited the building committee
in to guess which one. They studied hard, but nobody guessed right :-) So
then they became angry because I had fooled them and touched the building
without their permission, and then finally gave in and allowed me modify
the rest of the fixtures, at my expense, with faint thanks.
Since when are halogen less efficient than incandesant, you are
missinformed. Flourescents are best for efficiency, if thats what you
want shop by LPW, lumen per watt. Flourescents go from 45-100+ LPW,
incandesants 17-19 lpw.
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