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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Incandescent over light bulbs.

Visited my local (well actually its not that local) DIY store yesterday to look at new light fittings.Having found the light fitting that was suitable and having sought and gained the approval of Mrs Swing I went in search of lightbulbs.
A big sign in front of the incandescent lightbulbs stated that EU regulation now forbids the sale of 100w lightbulbs but the retailers are also not selling 60w incandescent bulbs but they would be more than willing to sell me a range of energy saving light bulbs.When the energy companies started giving away energy saving light bulbs I tried them out and found that they save electricity by not producing any useful light at all.When switched on they give off as much light as a glowworm but if you wait a minute the bulb kicks in to maximum light production which is akin to a candle.When I flick a switch I want instant consistent light not a strange 2 stage yellow glow.Dont be fooled by the "lasts 3 times longer" than conventional bulbs argument because they dont.

So DIY retailers have taken it on themselves to restrict the sale of environmentally friendly lightbulbs that only contain a thin metal filament glowing in an inert gas contained by glass in order to sell small chemical weapons devices containing enough mercury to kill an average family and giving off ultra violet light radiation instead of visible white light when in use.

I came out stocked up with a couple of boxes of screw in 40w spotlight incandescent bulbs which when fitted gave out more light than the crappy energy saving bulbs that were supposed to be equivalent of 60w.Not only did the normal bulbs give out more light but the light produced is much more natural and easy on the eye.When Mrs Swing and the kids came home they all commented how nice it was to flick the switch and get instant bright light and how much nicer it was to have something akin to sunlight rather than a yellow glowstick.

I will be going back tomorrow to stock up on some more and also popping over to my not so local local ASDA who I believe are still selling normal incandescent bulbs boxed as heavy duty bulbs suitable for industrial applications including inspection lamps.
I now have the problem of disposing of all the energy saving lightbulbs that I no longer have use for.Any ideas.

Exposure to mercury vapour causes madness followed by death.

They will be putting chemicals in our water next to control us -well actually they already do in some areas of the country.I am sure theres nothing to worry about as I am sure its ok to dump toxic flouride industrial waste in our water supply.Nothing to see here move along .

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