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As well as lasting six times longer than a regular light bulb, the Philips Tornado uses 80% less electricity

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G ood lighting design means your home is well illuminated and not you're not wasting energy on unnecessary lights.

Saving money on lighting has become a lot easier with the introduction of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).

CFLs use 20% of the power of a standard incandescent light bulb to produce the same amount of light, says Ray Sanders of Philips Lighting.

"This means you can replace your ordinary 100W bulbs with 18W CFLs, and save up to 80% on your lighting bill," he says.

"They also last about six times longer than a regular bulb," he says. "Based on five and a half hours of use per day, a regular bulb will expire after six months. A CFL, such as the Tornado, will last about three years."


Tornado is C-tick approved – it has been tested and meets NZ standards for electromagnetic compatibility. This means it will not interfere with radio and TV reception.

Philips energy efficient bulbs are available in supermarkets in a range of wattages and with bayonet or screw fittings.

For more information, , or phone 0800 4 LIGHT (454 448).

First published date: 23 August 2004

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