how much does it cost to run a sunbed

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in In My Home (includes DIY) MoneySaving
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jane34jane34 Forumite
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can someone tell me how much it costs to run a sunbed for 30mins
it has 10 x 100 watt bulbs

thankyou

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  • McAzraelMcAzrael Forumite
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    10 x 100 watt bulbs mean that it is drawing 1000 watts (1000 joules a second). Electricity is sold in kilowatt hours (kWh), that being equivalent to using 1000 watts for 1 hour. In half an hour at 1000 watts you will use 1/2 kWh, so take a look at your last electricity bill and see how much a kWh costs, and half it.
  • jane34jane34 Forumite
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    just looked at my electric bill and its 11p kwh , so its under 6p for 30mins, seems cheap for all does bulbs ? thought it was going to be £5-£6 to run with 10x100 watt bulbs

    thankyou for the reply :-)
  • i'm still confused ...... so that means that if my electricity is say 12 a unit and i have 20 x 100 watt bulbs and i use it for 20 mins it'll cost me under a £1 or around that mark ! That still doesn't seem right ? ......... someone convince me, please !!!!!! :-( !!!
  • ormusormus Forumite
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    yes it will cost about 11p per hour to run.
    based on my tariff.
    Get some gorm.
  • vaiovaio Forumite
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    i'm still confused ...... so that means that if my electricity is say 12 a unit and i have 20 x 100 watt bulbs and i use it for 20 mins it'll cost me under a £1 or around that mark ! That still doesn't seem right ? ......... someone convince me, please !!!!!! :-( !!!

    20 x 100 watts = 2000W = 2 kW.

    At 12p per Kw/hr it costs 12p to run 1 kW for an hour

    So 24p for an hour at 2 kW

    So 8p for 2 kW for 20 mins
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  • diablediable Forumite
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    or how much will it cost to cause skin cancer?
  • 27col27col Forumite
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    To get skin cancer, the cost will work out at about the same as running the sun bed.
    I can afford anything that I want.
    Just so long as I don't want much.
  • BikertovBikertov Forumite
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    27col wrote: »
    To get skin cancer, the cost will work out at about the same as running the sun bed.

    Not quite. You will have to add the £100's it costs to buy the machine that gives you skin cancer.
  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    jane34 wrote: »
    just looked at my electric bill and its 11p kwh , so its under 6p for 30mins, seems cheap for all does bulbs ? thought it was going to be £5-£6 to run with 10x100 watt bulbs

    thankyou for the reply :-)

    At those prices, a one bar electric fire (1,000W) for an hour would cost £5-£6! Would you really expect to pay that much for your electricity?
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • BikertovBikertov Forumite
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    macman wrote: »
    At those prices, a one bar electric fire (1,000W) for an hour would cost £5-£6! Would you really expect to pay that much for your electricity?

    Just give it time - if the 'Green Brigade' have their way :rotfl:
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