Was just looking for something else and I found this news from earlier in the year. It was news to me anyway! South Africa is getting new sockets!
Continuing the ‘what’s it cost’ theme, I thought I’d write a quick post about how much hot water costs… A sink full of hot water costs you Rand, every single time.
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With all the figures around electricity, watts, kilowatt-hours, amps, volts… it’s very easy for people to lose sight of whats important. MONEY! 🙂
Lots of people buy energy monitors so they can see how much power they are using. Here, we show you how you can monitor your power yourself for free!
It’s a common mistake people make when saving power making their otherwise beautiful lights look a little naff! Different energy saving bulbs are often different colours. The difference between one manufacturers’ WARM white and another isn’t too great, but the difference between Cool White and Warm white is noticable. When you have multiple bulbs on one light-fitting it can look really bad! Just a quick check of the label on the bulb would have probably prevented this mishap.
The picture (right) really highlights the difference between COOL white and WARM white for CFLs. If I can get hold of some, I’ll try to show the differences between LEDs later this week!
Lots of experts say that you should use “warm” white in any lounge setting and cool light for ‘task’ lighting. Let us know your opinions in the comments below.
There’s more advice about picking colours of lamps from Eskom here:
and a more thorough and detailed technical link here: