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Old 01-25-2004, 09:01 PM   #1
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Electricity use?

Hope this does not sound stupid - A 96w pc uses up 96w of electricity? Or, does it produce 96w of light but uses like 30w?

The reason I ask is because at Home Depot the spiral flourescents use 19w but produce 75w light output.

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Old 01-25-2004, 09:34 PM   #2
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Those are equivalents.

For example a 19W PC produces the same or more lumens than a 75W incandescant bulb. Watts=consumption.

IME, PC bulbs are apprx 1.5X brighter watt for watt than VHO.
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Ok, so my hood consists of three 96w PC, 288w total. So when I calculate my electric consumption, I am using 288w per hour? Right?

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Make sure when you use the electricity calculator that your get the information off your electric bill and don't just assume the value is the .10KWH average that the calculator uses. Our electric company charges .0035KWH Which makes my monthly bill for 560 watts only 78 cents compared to the $20.00 figure using the default .10KWH
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Make sure when you use the electricity calculator that your get the information off your electric bill and don't just assume the value is the .10KWH average that the calculator uses. Our electric company charges .0035KWH Which makes my monthly bill for 560 watts only 78 cents compared to the $20.00 figure using the default .10KWH
Wow! .0035KWH My company charges .16KWH That`s why I am concerned with electric usage. Based on my calculations the tank will be costing me $440 a year.

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well, get this! I live right outside Buffalo, NY, relatively close to Niagara Falls, the hydroelectric capital of the US. So you would think that we get some pretty cheap electricity around here. Not even close. Some politician a long time ago, decided that all this electricity from the falls would be wired down to NYC. The line losses alone over this distance are enough to power all of western New York. So bottom line is that we pay .12/KWH so the NYC area gets their electricity cheaper than it should be.

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Try CON-ED - last time I checked it was running about .17/KWH

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Well, this got me thinking.... Solar power?

Has anyone tried some solar-panels on their roofs? I heard of them but don`t really know much about it .

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I live in springfield, MO a relatively small town (under 300K) and we brew up all our own power. One of the cheapiest places for power in the country. There is talk of putting in a second plant to lower it even more. I had no idea rates in other place were so expensive. I really feel lucky now.
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