Talking of energy saving light bulbs. Are they really as good as a 100w
standard light bulb. I ask because we have them all over the house and they
always seem to be darker or is it just a softer light.
They are compared against softtone filament lamps, not regular
GLS ones. This really should be stamped out as it creates a
bad first impression, which in many cases puts people off them
completely. Meanwhile, I usually suggest people ignore the
quoted equivalent filament lamp, and just use a 4:1 ratio.
One problem I've found is that Homebase & Osram CFL lamps BC caps,
amongst others will not fit in newer light fittings as the shield (part
that screws down to clamp lightshade) is taller than on older fittings.
I guess this happened due to some electrical safety reg change.
On Oct 26, 10:00 pm, "Malcolm Stewart"
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