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Re: [Amps] higher v.??

Subject: Re: [Amps] higher v.??
From: Steve Thompson <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 22:28:35 +0100
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jeremy-ca wrote:
> I switched to the compacts in a few places about 5 years ago when imports 
> became available at decent prices. I use them in places where I havent been 
> able to train my wife or remaining at home son to turn the incadescents off. 
> I have 6 in total and no failures yet. If my electric bill went down I cant 
> tell but at least Im not replacing 75-100W incadescents every time I turn 
> around. In that respect Ive saved money.
To put the energy saving in context - you use a 20W low energy bulb 
instead of 100W incandescent for 12 hours and save about 1kWh. The 
equivalent is about 1/9th of a litre of gasoline (1/30th US gallon). A 
heavy squirt on the gas pedal and your saving is wiped out.

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