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Response to eShirl (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 05:50 AM

9. One could do the same thing with light bulbs



no fussing with candles, no open flames.

My hydro costs $0.08/ kilowatt hour let's round it up to 10 cents just for easier calculation.

I would try an incandescent stove light at first - they are around 40W and designed to take the heat.

so - run 40W 24 hrs @ 10 cents = 9.6 cents a day.

Better yet - I would hook a thermostat close to the power source, so when the area reached the desired temperature, it would simply turn the light OFF, then back on if/when the temperature drops.!

I have had lights before hooked up to a thermostat - put above my bed that would turn on when the temperature dropped, then I would know it was time to feed my woodstove! ( and not have to fumble around looking for a light switch)

Remember - doing the candle thing with tea lights ( and many I've had only burned for 2 hours ) at 4 hour burning - that means you have to change and light the candles 6 times a day.

hmmm - AND, even at 100 candles for a dollar say, 24 candles would cost ya 25 cents . . .

hmmm again. -

I think I'll try the hydro/light bulb route, BUT

will be prepared with candles should the hydro go out (it does that all too frequently here in Northern Ontario).

All in all, glad I stuck my nose in here today.

I learned something USEFUL.

Now, back to GD.


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