I generally hate the things, and won't have them in a living area.
But did decide to use one in the workshop - which is actually the spare
bedroom, so still has a pendant light fitting. Only used for general
illumination - there is proper lighting over workbenches etc.
I got the largest CFL I could find in a BC fitting. Says 30w on it. Ugly
thing - but that doesn't matter. Can't remember exactly when - a few years
And it's just gone bang. So much for the claimed long life. I doubt it's
done much more than the 1000 hours or so you'd get from a GLS. At many
many times the cost.
Had a look at what ASDA had to offer now. Perhaps a 100watt equivalent
LED. Not in BC - only ES. Along the isle was their electrical section -
sockets and things. No ES lampholders, though. Only BS - including pendant
Of course I know the explanation for the short life - it's a pendant
fitting and the bulb would prefer to be the other way up so the
electronics run cooler. Pity they don't tell you that at the point of sale.
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