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Does turning a lighbulb on and off repeatedly use more energy than just leaving it on for hours?

Let's say I have a 60W bulb in a lamp in my bedroom. If I kept the lamp on for 2 hours straight but the next day, I switched it on and off 10 times in intervals of 5 minutes. Which scenario would use ...
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Why a neon lamp indicator on power strip switch flickers in the dark?

Neon lamp indicators embedded in power strip switches indicate whether the switch is ON or OFF. When the neon lamp is ON in a dark environment (lights of the room are off) the lamp start to ...
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Will repeatedly turning a light bulb on and off damage it?

I have been hearing a common saying that if one keeps switching the lights on and off you will probably damage the light bulb itself, since every time you close the switch there would be a sudden rush ...
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Uniformly illuminate an array of LEDs: how to get the most homogeneous output?

Please note: this question refers to the electrical engineering part of the design, optical configuration is not request (advices are however welcome) I'm trying to design a LEDs lamp with an ...
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Dimensioning smoothing capacitor for China DIY LED lamp

My first question here so bare with me if I'm a bit "off" or so regarding the level of knowledge etc. My purpose is to try to learn things. So I started off by buying some LED lamp DIY kits of this ...