power

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by amaresh92, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. amaresh92

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    what is the meaning of a zero watt bulb?how can be any bulb glow without any power consumption?
    thanks
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    Sounds like a marketing ploy to me.

    They might say that it's "zero power", but it would be rather too dark to see if the meter is spinning or not.
     
  3. Wendy

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    Marketing and advertisers lie. It is getting worse. You can't get a straight spec (even though they exist) for a stereo or computer now days. Now it is spreading to light bulbs (and will get worse still).
     
  4. ifixit

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    All bulbs use zero watts so long as you don't plug them in:)
     
  5. mcgyvr

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    A 10-15W night light bulb is commonly referred to as a "zero watt" bulb.. Its obviously not zero watts but is so low that it as been dubbed as such. It's all in the rounding. :)
     
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