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    Energy saving light bulbs

    How many people on here use Energy saving light bulbs?

    Our house is pretty much ll changed over to them now and there is a noticeable saving costs.
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    We had some come through the door for free the other day.

    I hate the things, take too long to warm up

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    I haven't noticed much of a saving to be honest, but all mine are now enery saving exept a few halogen bulbs.

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    I got 2 for 2 quid yesterday from Tesco... they're usually about 1 fiver each aren't they?

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    Come down in price loads.

    Asda do the 'SES' fitments to for about £2 now.

    Just waiting for the 'GU10' ones to come down as they are still £9 odd each and need 6 lol
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    All of our lights have energy saving bulbs, but with 5 PCs and a server running here, if there is a saving, I couldnt really tell you what it is.

    Energy home saving tip, make sure everyone shuts their PCs down before going to school/work and bed. That dropped my quarterly bill by £30!
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    Exclusively where we can - one room has a dimmer and the kitchen has halogen spots, but we seem to be in the few that has lowering bills.

    In April we turned off the 2 PC's we had on 24/7 and put the energy saving bulbs in where we could - our online electric statement has a graph on - we've dropped from 14KWhrs in April last year to 7-8KWh this April! We ended up £350 in credit so this week we got a cheque for £300 and our monthly DDebit down (for gas and electric) from £92 to £82. We also got a grant towards loft insulation so our winter gas usage is lower too.

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    all the ones we can have been changed,

    was mainly due to them "never" blowing as ours used to go all the time and in the last 18 months or so we've had the energy saving ones not one has gone so saved money on that alone!
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    Places like Wilkinsons tend to have them very cheap, we got some for 50p each last year from Dunelm, so we bought a house worth and spares! Apparently you can get dimmable ones too now but not seen them in shops.

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    We have loads in the house free from british gas but there too big for most of our light fitting so we have been slowly changing over.
    I don't use them in my shed because they suffer the same serious problem that fluorescent tube do in that that make moving things look still.
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