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Old 07-12-2016, 11:52 AM
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I remember reading that in Canada, where electricity was cheap (at the time) many office blocks left all their light on 24/7 because the fluorescent tubes lasted longer and replacing them was the more expensive option.

At home, I used to have two fluorescent tubes in the kitchen, and left them on all evening on the (probably mistaken) belief that it was somehow 'better'. I now have LED tubes which not only give out a huge amount more light for the money, but don't have that horrible flickering you get with fluorescents. Naturally, these are left off as much as possible. In fact, all the lights in our house, apart from the tube in the garage and the lamp in the loft (both not used much) are LEDs.

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