And I thought my end was nigh..

  dastardly mutt 12:34 19 Nov 2009
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The lights were getting dimmer.
:))

  morddwyd 12:42 19 Nov 2009

Standard fluorescent tubes suffer a loss of brightness in the same way (even more so, because they tend to be higher they don't get cleaned so often!), and we've been using those for decades with no noticeable problems.

  smartpoly 13:10 19 Nov 2009

I fitted these throughout my house about 6 months ago, at first I was impressed with how quickly they lit up.

Now they can take a few seconds and in my front lounge where I have candle style bulbs ther have become so slow that I can be across the room before I can see the other side!

Has anyone else noticed this slow down in lighting up?

  Quickbeam 13:47 19 Nov 2009

"...so slow that I can be across the room before I can see the other side!"
You can walk quicker than the speed of light...?

  smartpoly 14:14 19 Nov 2009

I obviously meant to say that I can cross my room before it has been illumitaded enough for me to clearly! or maybe I have Slowbeam bulbs?

  smartpoly 14:15 19 Nov 2009

I obviously meant to say that I can cross my room before it has been illumitaded enough for me to SEE clearly! or maybe I have Slowbeam bulbs?

Sorry for typo error.

  Seth Haniel 14:37 19 Nov 2009

Beaming all over their faces

  Kevscar1 15:56 19 Nov 2009

These bulbs weren't such a bright idea after all

  wiz-king 16:31 19 Nov 2009

We will all be using LEDs before long anyway, especially for smaller wattage bulbs.

  Quickbeam 17:43 19 Nov 2009

My emergency store of Price's candles still keep being needed now and again.

  wiz-king 18:06 19 Nov 2009

Is that a form of combined heat and power?
Lets see, PC required about 100 watts, 1 candle radiates approx 18mW so your PC needs 5500 candle power - not very efficient is it.

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