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Lightbulb Home help please

LED dimmer switch bulbs with 3-4 wall or centre lights on each switch.

They require special dimmer switches which we don't have, we only have older dimmers switches for the old normal bulbs. We are mixing normal bulbs with LED dimmer bulbs to achieve the required 40w minimum without seemingly adverse effect with our German screw in bulbs.
We also have older English dimmer switches and English bayonet so the question is has anyone got experience of this situation or anything to add to the contrary?

Hans really does not want the work of exchanging the English light fittings to screw in because they are so awkward and fiddley to do.

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I gave up trying to see what lamps went with what switches Jan. In the end we use small 40 to 60 watt incandescent bulbs in the two dinners we have. The rest of the side or mood lights are low energy bulbs.
I have a cupboard full of the old incandescent bulbs and I'm not about to chuck em away.



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I gave up trying to see what lamps went with what switches Jan. In the end we use small 40 to 60 watt incandescent bulbs in the two dinners we have. The rest of the side or mood lights are low energy bulbs.
I have a cupboard full of the old incandescent bulbs and I'm not about to chuck em away.
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We are gradually coming to the end of our bayonet bulbs Ray, and we need to get our electricity bill reduced, we have 30 bulbs just in the living and dining area plus bedroom, kitchen, utility, hall, landing, garage, a lot of light is used, especially if we forget to turn lights out.
A friend of ours reckons we are paying for the 2 street light

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30 bulbs in just one room/space is rather a lot Jan.
We do have a 11m. lounge/diner/kitchen and only have 10 lamps with usually only 5 on at a time. Mood lights.

We do have one 'standard' lamp with a 150w. lamp for reading, knitting or close work but the rest are flos.


You do realise that one electric 3kw. heater or water heater is 30 to 40 times the electricity of lamps? Half filling the electric kettle or not using the hot tap to rinse fingers or the sink will save you 50 lamps electricity.


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We have 4 ceiling lights with 3 bulbs 1 ceiling light with 4 plus 2 x 4 wall lights all luverly wooden fittings brought with us from England or made by Hans, good job we did bring them with us because there is nothing like them here.

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Usually multiple bulb light assemblies have the smaller and more expensive bulbs in them. Replacing those bulbs with LED or other low energy bulbs will be very expensive anyway. It will take you years just to break even with the savings on the outlay of the bulbs.


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We have decided that we will no longer light the the fire in the main lounge daily

It eats wood, and coal

Nothing to do with expense

But the wood is hard to come by

If you are finding the electric too expensive Jan

Then sort out what you can do without

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It´s our extravagant life style .
The electricity price keeps going up and up, we will replace the bulbs and the LED last for yonks, unlike the ordinary ones. and Raymond, our lights take a normal bulb size, except for one lot that have a candle light.

We already know how much water to boil for the tea , hot water is gas heated, but Hans´s machinery uses quite a lot of leclic being 3 phase.

I'm off to bed, (must remember to turn off all the lights )
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Are you lighting the whole space each time you switch on the light? When we renovated our house the electrician recommended that we have led’s in the ceiling. I hate them now. The are very harsh. I am looking into some standard floor lamps to soften lighting.
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Are you lighting the whole space each time you switch on the light? When we renovated our house the electrician recommended that we have led’s in the ceiling. I hate them now. The are very harsh. I am looking into some standard floor lamps to soften lighting.
Oooh no Pat, not those awful white orrible things, we have light fittings with shades and proper bulbs. Switches for each set of lights, we are very old fashioned.😀

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