If energy needs to be saved, there are good ways to do it.
                                                               Government product regulation is not one of them

Saturday, September 1, 2012

'Bye Bye Light Bulb - Do NOT Rest In Peace!'

The Greenwashing Lamps Blog is always worth reading, and is well laid out too.

Here is a fitting tribute to the incandescent bulb, given the "final" ban on regular incandescent type bulbs today in the EU...

"Incandescent Light Quality"


Anonymous said...

If anyone is interested There is a loophole in the law which allows Rough service lightbulbs to still be sold. These are incandescents which were designed to be a little tougher primarily to survive longer in an industrial environment but in all other ways identical to those sold for home use I think they are available in 60 and 100 watts but there might be some 40's floating around as well

Lighthouse said...

Thanks, yes hopefully that can continue...and would hardly upset any EU savings strategy, though no doubt they will still pedantically keep trying to stop the sales to those who make the effort to get them.

You may be interested in the post a few days ago on the availability of the rough service bulbs using UK as main example :
EU Distributors Clarify: Candle, Golf Ball and other Incandescents also to Stay Available

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Lighthouse said...

Oddly, unlike most spam, the solar energy blog linked to seems good enough with genuine posts by different people (though I know sometimes genuine content is lifted and copied in to new sites etc).

Otherwise, the reason for allowing this through here, is in the rather amusing question about blog platform since it's so obviously Blogspot (freedomlightbulb.blogspot.com), and for that matter Greenwashing Lamps in the post is so obviously Wordpress (greenwashinglamps.wordpress.com) ;-)

Unknown said...

I never knew that the different lamp types could be broken down into families like this. I found it interesting that incandescent lamps and luminescent lamps are the two main families and that everything else fits under them. I do agree that the incandescent light has a lot more soul and warmth. I prefer them in my home.