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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2015-12-17, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Light Bulbs Not as Bright as Advertized (and other things)

Big brands 'cheating' consumers with false lightbulb efficiency claims | Environment | The Guardian

Lightbulb manufacturers are misleading consumers about the brightness and energy use of their products by exploiting a loophole in European tests, lab results seen by the Guardian show.

Ikea, Philips, GE and Osram are among the companies exaggerating energy performance up to 25% higher than that claimed on packaging, according to the Swedish Consumer Association tests.
As stated in the article, all companies do it to compete. Note that this relates to lumen output, not Watts used (although the Watts to achieve the advertized lumen output would be higher than indicated on the packages.

It therefor falls on the regulators to tighten the specs on bulbs, as well as all the other items purchased by consumers that are "over-rated" like appliances, cars, etc. I do not know how this affects North American products.

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...all for the all-mighty dollar. They're light bulbs for ----- sake. Are we soon going to see false weights/volumes on food packages?

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VW is making light bulbs now? (Couldn't resist!)

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