It's curtains for the 100 watt bulb. Erm, actually 'lights out' probably would have worked better.
That’s what we’d be saying if we were the Sun or the increasingly-tabloidy Telegraph, but we’re not. We’re hard-arsed realists, so we’re pleased to learn that fresh stocks of 100 watt bulbs will no longer be on UK shelves from today. Expect the 60 watt bulb to go the same way next, as we all gradually creep towards rampant energy-saving and the saving of countless penguins’ lives.
The move is sure to inspire an outpouring of emotion not seen since the death of Diana, so use the comments box to pay your tributes to the defunct bulb or ‘Old Hundred Watty’ as we used to call them around here.
While you’re about it, check out this posting from HotUKDeals – 75-90% off all light bulbs! Yes! We can stock up on penguin-killing lightbulbs and nothing will ever change ever again. We’re coming to get you Old Hundred Watty!