60 watt light bulbs - get 'em while you still can
Don’t go anywhere that sells light bulbs today people – you might be caught up in some kind of wild consumer stampede. That’s because production of old-style 60 watt light bulbs has come to an end as of today, and that once existing stocks have sold out, they will be GONE – like a light that’s been turned out. Do you see what we did there?
The ban has been forced by the EU busybodies even though retailers say that the demand for the traditional incandescent bulbs remains strong. The EU are committed to a reduction of energy consumption by 20 per cent by the year 2020, when presumably we’ll all be wandering around like moles, conditioned into half-blindness by unacceptable light regulations.
As a result, scores of us are stockpiling the old-style bulbs, unhappy with the quality of their modern, energy-efficient replacements. Main complaints are that they aren’t as bright and that they don’t work with dimmer switches, often creating a scene that maybe belongs in the middle of a dream sequence in a David Lynch film.
This is an issue that we’re sure provokes some illuminating opinions (do you see what we did there again?). Let us know yours in the little box below.