Comments: My eyes are dim I cannot see

I bought some 10 watt led bulbs which are really bright. I've also got a stack of proper bulbs cheap from Wilko. 10 for 5p. I bought as many as I could carry.

Posted by Debster on 22 January, 2022 at 7:16 PM

Our new LED ultra low energy bulbs up north are incredibly bright, which is why we've been noticing how dim these down south have become, despite the promises about how many hours they would last.

Posted by Blue Witch on 22 January, 2022 at 7:21 PM

Friends and I were talking about how LED bulbs were marketed to last for years of use. New LED bulbs start emitting a dim gold yellow light after two years and require replacing before wearing out. This never happened with good classic light bulbs.

Posted by Kippy on 22 January, 2022 at 8:41 PM

With the threat of power cuts looming last year we invested in some solar-rechargeable lamps from Amazon.
Two look like light bulbs. They recharge during the day (even the grey days we've had recently) and are Really Bright for a good few hours.
And Most Excellent when the mains power does actually go off. Not that we've needed to use them for more than a couple of hours at a time, but just saying . . .

Posted by Sharon on 23 January, 2022 at 12:10 AM

Kippy - that's it exactly, "a dim gold yellow light." Yes. I thought last time we were down that the noticeable gloominess was because many of our new lights up north are blue white/daylight white, but we do have warm white too, and, after looking again for comparison, that also isn't the dim colour.

Sharon - do you have a link please?

Posted by Blue Witch on 23 January, 2022 at 9:13 AM

Mine don't go dim but start to transmit in Morse code which gets annoying

Posted by Debster on 23 January, 2022 at 10:46 AM

blue-white light is so much more energising to my brain than yellowish light - energising as in anti-depressant

Posted by Caroline Greenwell on 23 January, 2022 at 12:08 PM