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Reduce your electricity bills with chokeless tubes

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th September 2007 03:00 AM

THE search is on for energy-savers to cut down on electricity bills. Many people are using energy-saving bulbs, but have condemned themselves to poor lighting. You can buy a florescent tube for better lighting, while keeping the power expenses down.

THE search is on for energy-savers to cut down on electricity bills. Many people are using energy-saving bulbs, but have condemned themselves to poor lighting. You can buy a florescent tube for better lighting, while keeping the power expenses down.

By Tony Barigye

THE search is on for energy-savers to cut down on electricity bills. Many people are using energy-saving bulbs, but have condemned themselves to poor lighting. You can buy a florescent tube for better lighting, while keeping the power expenses down.

For people using florescent tubes, you do not need to replace them with energy-saving bulbs. Just find out if you are using the type that consumes comparatively less electricity.

Asha Muleme, a senior sales attendant at Ssebagala and Sons electric centre, says: “The tubes without choke fittings consume less electricity as compared to those with the fitting.”

Joseph Nsubuga, a manager of Electric City in Kampala, explained: “The tube with the fitting has a starter which consumes electricity before lighting, but the chokeless fitting tube, has no starter, therefore, consumes less energy, yet with good lighting.”

He said many people think that the intensity of the lighting is proportional to the amount of energy used.

“Chokeless tubes, though a bit expensive (cost between sh8,000 and sh12,000) as compared to the bulbs, consume less power although with better lighting on top of durability,” explained Nsubuga.

He says even during times of low electricity supply, the brilliance of the chokeless fitting tube is not affected and continues to light up the room as the bulb’s light diminishes.

Chokeless tubes are in a variety of lengths; four, two and one-foot florescent tubes. The length determines the amount of light sprayed across the room and, therefore, visibility.

If you have been straining your eyes with poor lighting in the name of cutting on your electricity bills, its time you tried out the chokeless florescent tubes.

Reduce your electricity bills with chokeless tubes

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