Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Jumbouk, 20 Mar 2007.
This topic originated from the How to page called Energy efficient light bulbs.
Are there any EEL bulbs I can use with a dimmer switch!?
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!
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 ...
whats an 'EEL bulb'? because you can get dimmable 'standard' CFL bulbs.
Blimey. Don't you know that?
It's a new type of lamp made by Osram. Got an electric eel inside....
Use CFL lamps, just less of them! Then you dont need a dimmer!
Honestly though, I have one of Please login (registration is free!) to view this link.
http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Lighting_Menu_Index/Lamps_and_Tubes_Index/Energy_Saving_Lamps_Index/Low_Energy_Switch_Dimmable/index.html 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! 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!!
question then if i may
if its dimable form 100% down to 2% how do you actually dim it?
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.
ah, i see. thank you
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