Although energy-saving light bulbs are more expensive to buy than ordinary bulbs they can last up to 15 times longer, depending on the type of the bulb you buy.
Changing saves energy and thus money.
The November 2009 ©Which? report on Megaman® GSU111d 11w Dimmerable® (fully dimmable with standard dimmers) had this to say:
“Test score 75%. Megaman® GSU111d Dimmerable® Warm White 11W.
Pros. One of the best bulbs for starting up, this one produces a good amount of light quickly and light output meets the manufacturer’s claim. It lasts well, too – we test bulbs for up to 8,000 hours, and every one of the Megaman® bulbs lasted the duration. It handles frequent switching on and off well and can be used with dimmer switches.”
With many traditional light bulbs disappearing from the shops for good, now is the time to change to more energy-efficient lamps & bulbs.
In September the phase out of traditional bulbs started with 100w clear and most pearl/frosted wattages being discontinued, all others will go over the next few years.
The humble light bulb is dead….. to be replaced by more efficient lighting such as compact fluorescent lamps — known as CFLs, or energy-saving light bulbs.
This has caused a lot of consumer concerns. Gurney & White Ltd, stockist of Megaman energy efficient light bulbs, have provided answers to the most frequently asked questions:
Q. For how long will I be able to buy ordinary bulbs?
A. 75W clear bulbs will be phased out from 1 September 2010, 60W clear bulbs from 1 September 2011, and all remaining clear bulbs from 1 September 2012.”
Q. Can I get energy-saving bulbs in different shapes?
A. Yes. You can get a variety of shapes including globe, golf ball, twisted and candle shapes.
Q. Do low-energy bulbs start at full brightness or do they need to warm up?
A. Some bulbs produce more than 40% of their claimed light output within the first few seconds, but others take longer to warm up. Megaman Dimmerable lamps have a quick start-up.
Q. Where can I dispose of low-energy light bulbs?
A. Compact fluorescent lamps contain a small amount of mercury, which is a hazardous material, so they must not be thrown in your domestic rubbish bin. You can dispose of used bulbs at more than 90% of civil amenity sites.
GW supplies has a wide range of energy saving bulbs and because they can buy in bulk they can offer excellent prices.