Question about lighting and energy consumption

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  1. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've read that if you have an incandescent light bulb on a dimmer switch that the bulb's efficiency decreases as you dim the light. Given this, is it possible to have two incanscent light bulbs using different amounts of energy yet producing the same light output?
     
  2. Boardwise

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    Are you talking about having 2 separate bulbs on the same dimmer switch?

    If so, then no, as you would not get an equal amount of light across the room.
     
  3. Lance Halberd

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    Incandescent bulbs are already 95% inefficient; you want to make them moreso?
     
  4. misternoodle

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    I thought dude was gonna ask 'how many x does it take to change a light bulb'.
     

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