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    I think it a newer one, but I didn't know about the mercury. I think I might try and pinch one of the nice lights we have and put it up.

    May have to turn the electrics off first though.
    What do you mean by nice lights? do you mean the old style "incandescent" ones, which are the old filament type ones? (not energy saving)

    I hate the CFLs with a passion and I will be buying LED bulbs when we get through our supply of CFLs.

    Quite a lot of people actually don't know about mercury - nor do they know the frequent on offs harm the bulbs....

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    This is the type of lightbulb that was classed as the old style bulbs (incandescent) but aren't that efficient.

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    What do you mean by nice lights? do you mean the old style "incandescent" ones, which are the old filament type ones? (not energy saving)

    I hate the CFLs with a passion and I will be buying LED bulbs when we get through our supply of CFLs.

    Quite a lot of people actually don't know about mercury - nor do they know the frequent on offs harm the bulbs....

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    I din't know about the mercury or the on/off thing.

    My light is currently a bulb from a wire so I might pinch a fancy fixture, though I have no idea what bulbs would be there. I know we're talking about getting LED bulbs though.

    I do know what an incandescent bulb is.
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    and this is what you don't want to use:

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    Mines the same, but like this instead
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    I din't know about the mercury or the on/off thing.

    My light is currently a bulb from a wire so I might pinch a fancy fixture, though I have no idea what bulbs would be there. I know we're talking about getting LED bulbs though.

    I do know what an incandescent bulb is.
    I listed 5 disadvantages to the twisty light bulb in one of my posts, did you know about any of them?

    I was just checking to see if you knew

    I think LED is the way forward, no mercury and 20 years+ lifetime.

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    Mines the same, but like this instead
    They're them nasty bulbs I said about. we have loads of those too! :eek:

    Better off going incandescent or LED

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    (Original post by spotify95)
    I listed 5 disadvantages to the twisty light bulb in one of my posts, did you know about any of them?

    I was just checking to see if you knew

    I think LED is the way forward, no mercury and 20 years+ lifetime.

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    Knew the first two (take ages to turn on and not dimmer compatible)

    I know, it makes so much sense.

    I know, and that's the plan, though if I get a new fixture from IKEA (they have some really nice ones) it's almost certainly going to be LED cause of their policy.
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    Knew the first two (take ages to turn on and not dimmer compatible)

    I know, it makes so much sense.

    I know, and that's the plan, though if I get a new fixture from IKEA (they have some really nice ones) it's almost certainly going to be LED cause of their policy.
    I heard that by 2016 the only type of bulb IKEA will sell is an LED type.

    If that is the case, you need to take note of all of the fittings of all lights in the house, and replace the lot of them with compatible LED's. LEDs are even more efficient than CFL

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