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Jumbouk

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:14 pm Reply with quote

Are there any EEL bulbs I can use with a dimmer switch!? icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:28 pm Reply with quote

Not that I know of, yet.

The ones you can dim (egmegaman) work by stage dimming - ie switch light on/off for stage 1, on/off again for stage 2 etc (4 stages in total). So you would only use your dimmer switch as a normal switch, ie switching it on/off.

I'm sure technology will catch up at some point though!

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Jumbouk

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:17 pm Reply with quote

Thank you SB. I hope technology does catch up before the EU has their way and get the normal tungstan bulb banned. In the mean time I will have to figure out another way to reduce the electricity comsumtion without losing too much light ...
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sm1thson

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:25 pm Reply with quote

whats an 'EEL bulb'? because you can get dimmable 'standard' CFL bulbs.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:27 pm Reply with quote

sm1thson wrote:
whats an 'EEL bulb'?


Blimey. Don't you know that?

It's a new type of lamp made by Osram. Got an electric eel inside.... icon_wink.gif
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casinojoe1

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:45 pm Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:18 pm Reply with quote

Jumbouk wrote:
In the mean time I will have to figure out another way to reduce the electricity comsumtion without losing too much light ...

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Use CFL lamps, just less of them! Then you dont need a dimmer! icon_lol.gif

Honestly though, I have one of these and I am very impressed with it. I am waiting for the technology to be adapted into other energy saving lamps, then we'll all be happy! icon_wink.gif IMO, though, the technology employed in switch dimmable lamps is too cumbersome for general use. It takes too long to get used to it, and you have to teach everyone how to turn on a light!! icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:24 pm Reply with quote

question then if i may

if its dimable form 100% down to 2% how do you actually dim it?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:27 pm Reply with quote

erm . . . this lamp doesnt dim in stages, its constantly variable. Turn it on first time and its about 40%. turn it off and on, and it comes on 100%, then dims steadily to probably 2%, then back up. The level is set where you turn the switch off and on.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:27 pm Reply with quote

ah, i see. thank you
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