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WAY BACK in the day...
« on: February 18, 2017, 12:31:19 PM »
Do YOU remember when your parents told you to turn off the lights when you left a room?
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Re: WAY BACK in the day...
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 02:38:11 PM »
Only 90 years ago, my mother grew up with kerosene lamps for lighting, no electricity.  She was born in late 1926.  Lighting in the countryside was so scarce that deer would act as Peeping Toms and come stare through the windows, scaring the crap out of her.  As an adult, she craved light (and heat). So, no, she was never a good example about turning off lights.  My childhood home, built in 1948-1955, was a tech marvel (some features would still be over-the-top) and much of its focus revolved around lighting & climate control.  Remember, my dad was a genius (once whisked away by IBM for debriefing) electro-mechanical contractor and he doted on his wife, who was 16yrs his junior.

Funny story: 
The city would come to my dad for (free) help laying out municipal power lines and water systems.  As a result, the above-mentioned house had its own, dedicated 3-phase power supply while everyone else in the area had single-phase.  In short, the neighborhood came to know that we had a special relationship with the city managers and utilities. Along came a big hurricane and knocked out all power (single & 3-phase) for 4 or 5 days. Afterwards the city manager called my dad and said they'd been catching hell from everybody demanding to know why our home was "lit up like an airport" while everyone else was in the dark.  Answer: Army Surplus generator in the garage.

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Re: WAY BACK in the day...
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 04:51:49 PM »
Do YOU remember when your parents told you to turn off the lights when you left a room?

No, but I remember constantly telling certain roommates, housemates, long-term guests... not that long ago. And I keep thinking of installing motion detectors in a certain someone's office.

Why do you ask?

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Re: WAY BACK in the day...
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 01:42:17 AM »
I always tell my kids to turn off the lights.  I ask them if they hate polar bears if thy leave them on.

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Re: WAY BACK in the day...
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 11:23:00 AM »
polar bears


BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Re: WAY BACK in the day...
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 11:34:21 AM »
I constantly moan about it here.

Nothing changes. :(

So I've slowly been changing every light to LEDs, some of which with PIRs added on, so I know they have more chance of being turned off.

One of them, in the smallest room, took me a while as I waited for various components to turn  up from the Chinaland.... https://www.facebook.com/Jason.Duke.SEO/videos/vb.775703803/10154909153013804/?type=2&theater

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Re: WAY BACK in the day...
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 04:16:12 PM »
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So I've slowly been changing every light to LEDs
ditto. I dont worry now.

And do you remember not being allowed to talk on the phone for more than 2 mins?
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Re: WAY BACK in the day...
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 04:50:01 PM »
> more than 2 mins?

Or at all!