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xp@
07-10-2012, 06:41
"I am prepared to accept that the brightness of these bulbs has improved in recent years, but they are still a poor, dim second best to the golden glow given off by a heated filament.

"They are also unforgivably ugly, containing a bulky “starter plug” in the base, which means they protrude above lampshades, poking out their unwelcome bald heads like monks at a brothel.

"But most of all it is the quality of the light they emit that upsets me. The CFL bulbs drape everything in a sickly pallor reminiscent of Romanian orphanages.

"Every time I sit down to read a book, my heart sinks as the page reflects back a deathly, damp patch of bluish grey; it turns lovingly prepared food into something served up in a 24-hour carvery; a family game of Scrabble becomes supervised recreation hour at Pentonville Prison."

Full article here ---> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/9589592/Rays-of-hope-as-Britain-switches-to-new-light-bulbs-and-a-grey-autumn.html

FatAndy
07-10-2012, 10:26
Fully agree. I have LDS only over aquarium.

RichardB
07-10-2012, 10:30
Fully agree. I have LDS only over aquarium.

Ditto. On of my friends bought 200+ of the 100w incandescent bulbs when it was announced they were being phased out a couple of years ago. She now has a nice little blackmarket trade going on!

franzewich
07-10-2012, 12:49
Just another example of European lobbyism under the pretense of environmental protection.

Dingy lights, filled with noxious gas, problematic to dispose of, unhealthy when they break. :(

robertmf
07-10-2012, 20:17
Just another example of European lobbyism under the pretense of environmental protection.

Dingy lights, filled with noxious gas, problematic to dispose of, unhealthy when they break. :(

The US too has mandated use of those harsh pig tail bulbs. The incandescent are still on sale.

incandescent phase-out (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-out_of_incandescent_light_bulbs)