When I moved here, I had a “mother and child” lamp, which I’ve used as the main illumination in my living room since.

Sadly, both bulbs in the lamp were halogens, so it’s been a bit of an energy hog – which I realised more once I’d bought my OWL energy monitor and saw the way the usage figures went up when I turned the lights on.

As a result, I said that when the bulb(s) finally blew, I’d replace the lamp with one that was more energy-efficient (or at least was able to use more energy-efficient bulbs) and that finally happened today.

So – a new lamp has now been purchased, assembled, and installed. It’s a similar style of ‘mother and child’, but both bulbs are non-halogen and standard-fitting, with eco-bulbs in.

The drop in power-usage is pretty noticable already, and it should result in a noticeable drop in the electricity bill.

All told, I see that as a success all round.

One Comment on “Illuminating”

  1. Blue Witch says:

    We used to have a 500W halogen light in the drive, on a motion sensor, which we needed as there are no street lights around here. We changed the bulb to a 300W one and noticed a fall in electricity usage. When bright-enough LED ones came out a couple of years ago, Mr BW put up a new unit. Our bill is now £30 a year less.

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