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« Reply #25 on: 26/08/2007 21:32:52 »
just like that

thank you, Tommy Cooper!
 

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« Reply #26 on: 26/08/2007 21:33:53 »
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« Reply #27 on: 26/08/2007 21:35:26 »
who is tommy cooper?
 

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« Reply #28 on: 26/08/2007 21:36:00 »
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but what do they mean? i never use these things except here, and when doing quick replies there are no smilies!!!! i think i am showing my age (sad face, frown)
 

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« Reply #29 on: 26/08/2007 22:05:00 »
it is one open eye and winking.. whoops I have one wrong..
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« Reply #30 on: 26/08/2007 22:43:39 »
I'm totally kerfuddled buy your confabulations !

For Kadie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Cooper
 

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« Reply #31 on: 26/08/2007 23:16:54 »
or just a semi colon and one of these guys )
 

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« Reply #32 on: 31/08/2007 23:05:50 »
I agree about the power aspect of flourescent lighting but there is also the lifetime aspect frquent turning on and of uses up the lifetime of the bulb because of the high stesses during start up.  this is also true of filament bulbs and quartz halogen ones
 

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« Reply #33 on: 27/11/2008 13:16:50 »
There can't be much of 'power surge' when you switch on...  It is either too small or too fast a 'spike' (maybe both) to trip out the 5 Amp circuit breaker which most of us have on the lighting circuit these days. 

Even the full 14 kW max household supply for 5 secs is only 0.02 kWh but a 100 Watt load on for 10 hours is 1 kWh.
 

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« Reply #34 on: 07/12/2008 01:37:44 »
Fluorescent light in an eating-area may help slimming - by making food look less appetising. Chips appear a greeny-yellow, carrots just look wrong, and curry/casserole/stew brown comes out a greeny-brown yuk!
Ok, not everyone notices it, but I do!

At the moment I have tungsten in the kitchen and the dining room, but a compact-fluorescent in the hallway. It is striking how much the appearance of the food changes as I take my plate from the kitchen through the hallway to the dining room.
 

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