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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    What do you do with the fluorescent tube 'starter' when replacing the tube with a LED batten?
    You have to change the whole fitting , old cfl fittings are not compatible with led lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by willbewill View Post
    Oh man that's a disaster for all my Mathmos lamps.
    You'll be ok, if you leave them on with LED bulbs for a few days the wax should start to soften. I think you'll get that first eruption within a few weeks. You know, the one that always looks a bit phallic

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    Quote Originally Posted by guy View Post
    Cheers - do you know if they have the same "quality" of light, I guess I mean dispersal/diffuse characteristic?
    They're better..they switch on instantly, no flickering..a solid clear light... and you don't need starters....they are marvelous
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    You can get LED strips to replace the flourescent.
    Well that sounds straightforward - my first thought was "Oh no another bloody job for the list"
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Well that sounds straightforward - my first thought was "Oh no another bloody job for the list"


    Face it, you wouldn't know what to do if there weren't a million things on that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad-moon View Post
    They're better..they switch on instantly, no flickering..a solid clear light... and you don't need starters....they are marvelous
    Cheers Alan, that is reassuring
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    I agree with Moony. I've only bought LED bulbs for years now. Huge life, excellent brightness, no flicker, they use a fraction of the power; just select the colour temperature you want.
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    We have 32 Halogen downlight in the house. If they require new fittings, it's going to cost a fortune and will require an electrician to do the job.

    To delay the fateful day, my Wife ordered 100 Halogen bulbs on Tuesday..

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    I have found that led security lights can fail fast. Had 2 that failed within months .also just had electrician back out to a flickering led light only recently fitted and it was the bulb faulty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    You'll be ok, if you leave them on with LED bulbs for a few days the wax should start to soften. I think you'll get that first eruption within a few weeks. You know, the one that always looks a bit phallic
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