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TheLongBuild

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Ummmm - ( EU )
« on: May 11, 2016, 07:01:42 pm »

So First it was the 100w light bulb, then the Highpower vacuum cleaner,....Next Kettles and Toasters !!!!!!

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/eu-to-launch-kettle-and-toaster-crackdown-after-brexit-vote/ar-BBsUx64?ocid=spartanntp

Will some one tell the EU commission  to Foxtrot Oscar...

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Re: Ummmm
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 08:08:37 pm »

Yes, these brilliant ideas somehow miss the point that if your hairdryer only gets barely warm you will simply run it for longer - you still have the same energy total need to dry your hair. If they want to cut down on hairdryer power then there should be a law that everyone should have a short back and sides or even a shaven head.

Anyway, I have enough 100 watt bulbs in store to see me out.....

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Re: Ummmm - ( EU kettle and toaster power crackdown )
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 08:38:32 pm »


Yeah, me to Colin until I realised I bought Bayonet  but now need ES after  we changed the fittings!  >:-o
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Re: Ummmm - ( EU kettle and toaster power crackdown )
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 09:25:10 pm »

Colin Furze has your kettle covered... the JETTLE.
A pulse jet heated kettle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fDM9Eb16Do

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Re: Ummmm - ( EU kettle and toaster power crackdown )
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 09:31:11 pm »

You can still get incandescent light bulbs if you try. My local lighting shop still sells them and there is a very good online supplier I use for specialist bulbs.

https://www.lightbulbs-direct.com/

I still prefer them over the energy saving ones as I think the colour temperature from them is far nicer than the brighter, blue, cold light that LED's, Halogens and florescent give.

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Re: Ummmm - ( EU )
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 09:47:37 pm »

I hate Halogen light bulbs on cars as they are too bright if badly adjusted and go through all sorts of mini colour changes including Emergency blue.

Now I am not worried about being caught by our constabulary, but if I see blue lights I always look for ambulances etc so I can begin to plan a stop and pass procedure for them reducing my attention in all areas as much as I want while I look for a dropped curve or how to slow and stop in one of my local car destroying laybys (The potholes are lethal!)

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Re: Ummmm - ( EU )
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2016, 10:04:15 pm »

I recall that new EU rules meant restrictions on the permissible power of vacuum cleaners. The manufacturers grumbled but they designed new products capable of equivalent - or better - performance than older models and the public benefitted from lower electricity bills. It's not all bad news.

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Re: Ummmm - ( EU )
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2016, 10:10:57 pm »

You can now get LED bulbs with a decent colour temperature. I have got a dimmable one which gives out a very good light - it did cost me 12 though so I expect it to last a long time.

I don't see much point in discussing the EU referendum on Mayhem, our members are just as ignorant as anyone else.  %%

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Re: Ummmm - ( EU )
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2016, 10:17:52 pm »

That is good. I hope that headlights become just as stable.
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Re: Ummmm - ( EU )
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2016, 10:19:17 pm »

I recall that new EU rules meant restrictions on the permissible power of vacuum cleaners. The manufacturers grumbled but they designed new products capable of equivalent - or better - performance than older models and the public benefitted from lower electricity bills. It's not all bad news.
BM

If only that was the whole story; certain continental manufacturers ensured that the new E.U. performance tests on vacuum cleaners would be done without a dust collection bag.

Once a bag is fitted they fail the tests !

Who knew !
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Re: Ummmm - ( EU )
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2016, 11:02:45 pm »

They'll be restricting us to using nothing more powerful (motor wise) than a 380 next.  >:-o
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Re: Ummmm - ( EU )
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2016, 11:03:09 pm »

Keeping on track here, I can clearly understand the benefit of reverting back and using one of Granny's "Keeps Hot" crocheted woollen jug cosy blankets ........but now to be used during the heating process  O0........ Derek
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Re: Ummmm - ( EU )
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2016, 02:43:53 am »

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In line with forum rules, no politics please.

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