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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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  1.  
    Looking for an up to date recommended supplier/source for LED's

    Need to replace 18no 25w e14 candle bulbs, ideally with led filament style.

    I need 2700k, as high CRI as possible and without breaking the bank.

    Any thoughts? Slowly working my way round the house

    Thanks
    • CommentAuthorsam_cat
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2018
     
  2.  
    Screwfix had some on clearance today, I bought a 25w b22 golf ball for 49p.


    Has anyone tried the WiFi controlled lamps where you voice control them to change the colour temperature, or program them to be daylight in the day then warm white in the evening, or dim them whenever your phone leaves the room, etc etc? Phillips Hue white Ambience and similar.

    Price is falling fast £20-30ish but will still be a year or two before they are cheap enough to swap them into my fittings I think.

    Edit: like this one, adjusts from 2200 to 5000K. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B075FS9LR2
    • CommentAuthorsam_cat
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2018
     
    Have tried Hue, its nice but zero point in the colour bulbs imho.. 99% of the time you simply want a variable white (temp and brightness is variable). Only exception IMO is on the landing, at night dimmest red is great for the kids.. they can get to the bathroom without putting a full bright light on.

    Vary the light temperature by time of day - so morning through to 7pm ish the light is cool white, after that it gradually transitions (over hours) to a much warmer white (2k).

    BUT the bulbs are still £20, compared to screwfix £2 bulbs....
    • CommentAuthorMackers
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2018
     
    Check out Casambi Bluetooth lighting controls
  3.  
    I've had excellent results so far from the LED filament lamps from Homebase made by TCP. There are dimmable and non-dimmable options. The 2W lamps are rated at 250 lumen and so are a good replacement for 25W incandescent.
    • CommentAuthorborpin
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2018
     
    Posted By: VictorianecoNeed to replace 18no 25w e14 candle bulbs, ideally with led filament style.
    Buy more than you need. You are bound to get at least one failure and trying to match LED bulbs is nigh on impossible.
  4.  
    What to do with the old halogen bulbs? just bin them?
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2018
     
    Posted By: VictorianecoWhat to do with the old halogen bulbs? just bin them?

    No, take them to your local recycling centre.
  5.  
    >>What to do with the old halogen bulbs? just bin them?

    Give them away on eBay?
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