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From September 1, it will be illegal to import conventional pearl or frosted bulbs of any shape or wattage. Traditional incandescent bulbs of 100 watts will also be banned under European law aimed at reducing energy bills and carbon dioxide emissions.
the planets' welfare is much more important than the individuals.
Taxing the hell out of incandescents seems to me like a more sensible option, leaving the choice open but unfavourable.
sure, they're often not quite as bright
how do we trade bulb changing injuries against tripping up because the bulb hasn't warmed up enough injuries
A 60w incandescent lamp should produce around 800 lumen's and a 20w CFL around 1200 lumen's so you shouldn't need 3.
This is all very well but what picture should we use for "new theories?"
Quote from: Make it Lady on 28/08/2009 19:05:49This is all very well but what picture should we use for "new theories?"What about one of the earliest naked scientists: Archimedes in his bath...[attachment=9686]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Archimedes_bath.jpgOr given the content of "New theories" a photo of a collection of nuts .
I do not know about the UK replacements but the ones we are urged to use here in the US, halogen bulbs, are as bad environmentally as the incandescent bulbs - they contain mercury - so what is the advantage here ? less CO2 but more Mercury in the environment???
sure, they're often not quite as bright and take a little longer to get started, but equally they don't fail nearly so often so I don't need to spend so much time standing on a chair