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Sir Henry

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At Lidl from Monday 17/01/2014

Post by Sir Henry on Fri 14 Feb 2014, 12:13 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] looks like a handy torch with a host of built in facilities.
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Re: At Lidl from Monday 17/01/2014

Post by Tow Itch on Fri 14 Feb 2014, 4:08 pm

May well be good. Can't recommend too much the rechargeable 60LED inspection lamps that Aldi and Lidl both do.
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Re: At Lidl from Monday 17/01/2014

Post by peridot on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 12:03 am

The new one has a lithium-ion battery which is quite unusual in this type of product at this price.

While they still vary considerably in quality, they should be better than the cheap Nickel Cadmium or Nickel Metal Hydride batteries normally used in rechargeable torches.

I would still maintain however that rechargeable batteries are only for regularly used devices. If it's for occasional or emergency use a conventional torch with some Duracell alkaline batteries is far more likely to work when you need it than a rechargeable one. It will also cost much less over its lifetime and be far more environmentally friendly.

I don't use rechargeable batteries in anything other than devices that come with them like phones, laptops, etc.






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Re: At Lidl from Monday 17/01/2014

Post by navver on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 12:17 am

I think it works like an emergency light. If you keep it plugged in all the time, it comes on automatically in a power cut. That will keep it permanently charged as well although not sure if it will overcharge.

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Re: At Lidl from Monday 17/01/2014

Post by Sir Henry on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 12:46 am

Tow Itch wrote:May well be good. Can't recommend too much the rechargeable 60LED inspection lamps that Aldi and Lidl both do.

I've been using one of those on & off since before I bought the Dandy and until I got the twin 'steerable' one shown in the pics I previously posted.
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Re: At Lidl from Monday 17/01/2014

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 2:27 pm

Sir Henry wrote:
Tow Itch wrote:May well be good. Can't recommend too much the rechargeable 60LED inspection lamps that Aldi and Lidl both do.

I've been using one of those on & off since before I bought the Dandy and until I got the twin 'steerable' one shown in the pics I previously posted.


Twin steerable one????


Also at Aldi on Monday two LED Lights for £5.00

Fine for anyone at home particularly if you have difficult to reach lights but especially good for anyone with the "Mug" shelf above the stove on a Dandy 1.7watt each rather than a 10watt halogen bulb . Over 5 times the battery life.

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Re: At Lidl from Monday 17/01/2014

Post by Sir Henry on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 4:45 pm

Tow Itch wrote:
Sir Henry wrote:

I've been using one of those on & off since before I bought the Dandy and until I got the twin 'steerable' one shown in the pics I previously posted.


Twin steerable one????


Also at Aldi on Monday two LED Lights for £5.00

Fine for anyone at home particularly if you have difficult to reach lights but especially good for anyone with the "Mug" shelf above the stove on a Dandy 1.7watt each rather than a 10watt halogen bulb . Over 5 times the battery life.

Twin 'steerable'!

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Either or both lamps can be pointed straight forward or angled down or up by about 40 degrees. I find the up position best as the light isn't shining directly in your eyes and is still quite adequate reflected off the white roof. IIRC I got them for a couple of quid from a charity shop set up for 6 volt internal battery use, but then rewired them for 12 volt leisure battery use.

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Re: At Lidl from Monday 17/01/2014

Post by navver on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 5:24 pm

Ahh you mean adjustable. Shining up is called uplighting and is a very effective way of lighting as long as the ceiling or roof is light coloured.

We're using LEDs for main lighting now as it's finally cost effective. We have a scheme where we lend the money to schools to change their old fluorescent lights to LED and pay back over 6 years out of the savings. The old T12 (12/8ths inch dia) fluorescent tubes are now obsolete and very difficult to get hold of. The energy savings between these and LED is nearly 80%.
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Re: At Lidl from Monday 17/01/2014

Post by Caz1960 on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 1:10 am

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Re: At Lidl from Monday 17/01/2014

Post by Sir Henry on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 3:15 am

I've already got 2 porta-potties, but the new motor home has a full cassette toilet installed, so I suppose these will have to be put up for sale once I've dug them out from the back of the garage.

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