Megaman® Energy Saving Bulbs Rated as Best Buy in November
on: November 4, 2009, 5:06 am
Author: GW supplies
20% of the cost of most domestic
electricity bills is from lighting.
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
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
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.
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
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.
light output of older compact fluorescent lamps reduces significantly
with age. Now is a good time to replace your old energy saving
bulbs as well as replacing any traditional style bulbs. GW
supplies has a wide range of energy saving bulbs and because
they can buy in bulk they can offer excellent prices.