World’s first dimmable low energy light bulb available in the UK

by Tracy Stokes on October 10, 2007

in EcoHouse, Energy Saving

dimmable-low-energy.jpgIf you’re one of the thousands of people who’ve been looking for energy saving light bulbs that are dimmable, today is your lucky day. Nigel’s Eco Store now stocks the world’s first dimmable low energy light bulb by DigiFlex. And here’s the interesting part, there are two varieties, one that works with a standard dimmer switch, and one that works with an ordinary light switch. So, if you’ve always wanted a dimmer switch but never got around to having one installed, you can create the mood you want without having to pay an electrician. Here’s how it works: flick the switch on and off, putting the bulb into a dimming cycle, flicking the switch again to stop it at the level you want. Easy as pie!

These light bulbs are available in screw and bayonet fittings, and are priced from £10.99. Each will save you up to £100 and half a tonne of CO2 during its lifetime.

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mark October 10, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Great. Now get one that I can screw into a recessed socket (pot-light) and I can finally switch from incandescents.

A pair of groves in the base and a tool similar to a pair of slotted screwdrivers would do it. The tool would have to bridge the part of the florescent tube that crosses the middle of the bulb.

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Daniel October 11, 2007 at 5:43 am

If it is announced now it is not the worlds first.

I have used dimmable Low Energy Bulbs on an ordinary dimmer at homefor a while now.

So at least in Sweden they have been availible before.

The one you can dim on an ordinary switch was intresting though.


DaJ

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Raymond Miller October 22, 2007 at 2:41 pm

Very good news. Are the dimmable lamps the DAYLIGHT low energy type.

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Katie October 24, 2007 at 9:55 am

Do they do them in candle shape bulbs?

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