Modern bulbs are rubbish
You might be saving the penguins whenever you turn on an energy-saving light bulb, but some new research has shown that you’re increasing the chance of barking your shin on an unidentified object that lurks ahead of you in the gloom.
That’s because the starch-coated boffins at Engineering and Technology magazine (no, us neither) have decreed that energy-efficient light bulbs lose on average 22% of their brightness over their lifetime, making them as useful as a plastic sneeze or a runaway dog.
The boffins tested 18 of the miracle bulbs over a 10,000 hour period to come up with the results, during which time three of the bulbs stopped working altogether! Traditional bulbs lose no more than seven per cent of their brightness but usually only last for 2,000 hours.
So, are we prepared to put up with this light-loss tomfoolery or should we go back to ye olde bulbes, killing countless penguins as we screw Mother Earth like she’s some kind of giant second-hand sex doll? Well? Eh??