Dimmable bulbs

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by sheffdiyer, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. sheffdiyer

    sheffdiyer New Member

    Is there such a thing as an energy saving buld that you can use with a conventional dimmer switch??
     
  2. PiD

    PiD New Member

    Not that i've seen, you need a certain control gear to make a fluorescent lamp dimmable and usually a certain type of dimmer too.

    All energy saving lamps I have seen come with standard gear built into the base.
     
  3. PiD

    PiD New Member

    Actually excuse my daftness, its too early.

    Im sure megaman do a dimmable low energy now.
     
  4. MOONSHINE

    MOONSHINE New Member

    Its yours for £10, how many would you like?
     
  5. M.I.G.

    M.I.G. New Member

    I plant my bulbs in the garden!
     
  6. sheffdiyer

    sheffdiyer New Member

    Moonshine, are they truly dimmable, or are they those megaman ones where you dim them by switching them on and off?
     
  7. Major Phucup

    Major Phucup New Member

    or are they those megaman ones where you dim them by switching them on and off?



    Would you not get RSI in your fingers doing that all evening?
     
  8. X

    X New Member

    Cant deny that its digital dimming though
     
  9. Major Phucup

    Major Phucup New Member

  10. sparkybird

    sparkybird New Member

    Megaman do a dimmable cfl lamp - but only 11W (60W equiv - why dim that?). It has 4 stages of dimmness - and works as you say by switching on and off - either with your dimmer switch or a normal switch.
    I've ordered one to test it out at home.

    They do make them in larger Watts, but not yet available in UK

    SB
     
  11. Baby Judas

    Baby Judas New Member

    > It has 4 stages of dimmness -




    Sounds like Handyandy! :^O
     
  12. Ken.L.Worth

    Ken.L.Worth New Member

  13. MOONSHINE

    MOONSHINE New Member

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