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    • harshitguptaiitr
    • By harshitguptaiitr 5th Oct 17, 9:43 PM
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    harshitguptaiitr
    Money saving light-bulbs
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:43 PM
    Money saving light-bulbs 5th Oct 17 at 9:43 PM
    Not sure if I am posting on the right thread.
    But would like to know valued suggestions on what are the most effective money saving light bulbs - considering initial cost and running cost
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    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 9th Oct 17, 8:23 AM
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    Reductio ad Absurdum

    You weren't comparing lm/W in post 11, you were rejecting that in favour of comparing power consumption alone.

    I repeat again if you don't compare lamps of equivalent brightness the comparison is meaningless. What would you say if Tesco told you their bags of potatoes are half the price of Lidl's whilst neglecting to tell you they're also half the size? Why do you think there's legislation requiring that the package must tell you how much light (or potato) you're getting for your money?
    Originally posted by jack_pott
    Oh for goodness sake. Do I have to repeat? If you are asking what is cheapest to run (i.e. regardless of lm/W) then the lowest wattage is cheapest.

    Now you can choose to really pedantic and say that it would be cheaper to sit in darkness, but do you honestly come on to a forum without common sense and without presuming that the OP wants to know which would lamps are best from those easily or commercially viable.
    • Raxiel
    • By Raxiel 9th Oct 17, 10:46 AM
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    Raxiel
    Oh for goodness sake. Do I have to repeat? If you are asking what is cheapest to run (i.e. regardless of lm/W) then the lowest wattage is cheapest.

    Now you can choose to really pedantic and say that it would be cheaper to sit in darkness, but do you honestly come on to a forum without common sense and without presuming that the OP wants to know which would lamps are best from those easily or commercially viable.
    Originally posted by NineDeuce
    And how is your contribution any better?
    Of course it's common sense that the lowest wattage uses the least energy. Here's another bit of common sense: Lamps are used to provide light. The energy they use is a by-product of their primary purpose.

    No one is suggesting sitting in darkness to save money, we're saying that is the ultimate conclusion of the argument "No one cares about how bright a lamp is, just pick the lowest wattage"

    And since you keep invoking the OP:
    Not sure if I am posting on the right thread.
    But would like to know valued suggestions on what are the most effective money saving light bulbs - considering initial cost and running cost
    Originally posted by harshitguptaiitr
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