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Philips Master LED 10 Watt MR16 - Secret to Long Lifetime Revealed

You will notice that most MR16 LED downlight replacements have very low power consumption. In many cases this power consumption is too low.

To address this, Philips released a lamp which consumes 10 watts and is a genuine direct replacement of a 50 watt halogen.

Keep reading Philips' hidden fan inside the 10 watt MR16 LED.

Halogen to LED Downlight Replacement - Installation Photos

After much testing and deliberation, I finally launched the Philips LED Downlights last week. This post shares some installation photos from the last week.

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Is Standby Power really 10% of Household Electricity Consumption?

It's an often quoted statement: standby power consumption is about 10% of household electricity usage. But where does this rule of thumb come from, and is it accurate?

Keep reading Is Standby Power really 10% of Household Electricity Consumption?

The ACCC on Power Savers like Go 4 Green and Earthwise

One of the questions raised by my earlier post on a certain power saver scam is "why doesn't the Office of Fair Trading or the ACCC do something about it?" Well, it turns out they do, they just take a while to get their case together.

Keep reading The ACCC on Power Savers like Go 4 Green and Earthwise

MacBook Pro Laptop Power Consumption Review

The MacBook Air, in particular, had very low power consumption. I was keen to get the Air, but in the end I decided to get the MacBook Pro 13 inch as this was to be my main computer (it has a larger hard drive, a CD/DVD drive etc).

Keep reading MacBook Pro Laptop Power Consumption Review

Bunnings cheap electric 'halogen' heater: to buy or not to buy?

If you've been to a Bunnings Warehouse recently (in the lead up to winter) you may have noticed a vast array of electric heaters on offer.

Keep reading Bunnings Electric Heater: to buy or not to buy?

8 things to check when buying your next light bulb

Buying a replacement light bulb (such as an LED downlight) is often an unnecessarily complicated experience. In particular, choosing an energy efficient option and getting poor results is all too common.

Keep reading Check this before buying your next light bulb

A door snake that actually stops the drafts?

Considering I seem to be stuck in a series on how to seal your doors... It's probably time I discussed the most-obvious solution: the door snake.

Keep reading A door snake that actually stops the drafts?

Door bottom weather seals: your options simplified

You can seal your door in more ways than you would care to imagine. To illustrate this, I've listed below the 'basic' options from just one manufacturer (Raven Products Pty Ltd).

Keep reading Door bottom weather seals: your options simplified

99% Waste: The Unexpected Energy Consumption of Smoke Alarms

I thought I'd kick off this series of 'Hidden Standby Loads' with a bit of an obscure one: smoke alarms. It's not a device normally considered for its energy consumption.

Keep reading The Unexpected Energy Consumption of Smoke Alarms

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