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Old 11-11-2009, 03:59 PM
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Would a Halogen bulb stove be safe to cook in?
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Location: Eastern Washington
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Probably it would be, but, all electric heaters are 100% equal in efficiency, so if you use 1950's Calrod technology or if you have halogen bulbs shining on quartz crystals, it's all the same. You get your 1342 BTUs for each and every kilowatt-hour, the worst get no less, the best get no more.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:27 AM
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Not quite true - 1 Kw-hr = 3,412 BTU.

I continue to use incandescent light bulbs because my condo is supposed to be heated with baseboard electric resistance units. We have not used them for over 25 years as the light bulbs and a small space heater provide enough heat.
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