Halogen Heater Hack.

I recently bought a Halogen heater to replace my old heater that gave up the ghost and have found that it has (for me at least) a hidden advantage to help reduce electricity costs. I usually have a lamp on while watching TV or relaxing and have found that I no longer need to have the lamp on when I am using my heater as it emits light as well as heat when on. For me it is just as bright if not slightly more bright than the lamp I would already be using, so it is no longer costing me for the lamp I would have been using. Win win. !!! I hope this has been a help. 


  • nokia1100
    nokia1100 Posts: 86
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    Serious? How many Watts was the lamp? How many Watts was the old heater? And this brilliant halogen one?
    --Savings: £281k and counting...26/09/14 the day I reached six figures, doubled on 24/07/20
  • doodling
    doodling Posts: 933
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    It makes no difference.

    All the energy supplied to any lamps and heaters ends up as heat in the room (assuming that no light is leaving the room).

    You could have a 2kW heater or a 1900kW heater and a 100W lamp or if you want to go blind just four 500W halogen floodlights and the room would still get the same amount of heat.

    If you've gone from a 2kW heart plus 50W lamp to just a 2kW heater then you aren't heating the room as much.  Obviously not heating the room as much will save energy but it will also be a slightly cooler room.
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