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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 12:16 AM
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Is candlelight cheaper than electric lights?
I mean, when you take into account the cost of the lamps, light bulbs, electricity, and taxes, would it be cheaper to use candles?

I just realized that there is a light in the hall (I rarely use it) and I haven't changed the light bulb in about six years.

And on that note, it seems they are making light bulbs these days that are meant to burn out in about ninety days, or less.

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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 12:27 AM
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1. Candles are Expensive
Candles are a very expensive source of illumination,
especially considering their miniscule light output,
and the wax is made from petroleum
unless you get beeswax candles (even more expensive).

If your lightbulbs are burning out in 90 days, check your line voltage.
It is probably too high, which is not good for anything you plug in,
not just light bulbs.

Compact fluorescents last longer and are more efficient than regular bulbs.
Regular fluorescents in a fluorescent fixture are even longer-lasting.
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