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Experts - doncha just love 'em?

In this case, Dutch scientists, who have discovered something truly remarkable:

"Lighting experts are worried about the disappearance of the incandescent bulb. They fear that other light sources, such as the compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and light emitting diodes (LED) will deliver a far inferior quality of light. Amongst other disadvantages, these give a less natural reproduction of colours. That has repercussions for households, but also for hospitals, museums and theaters, say technicians and museum specialists. They call the ban on the incandescent light bulb an example of unwanted patronising by the government".

Having moved into a property where the ecofascists have insisted on sockets that will only accept rubbishy CFL bulbs, ghastly CFL lighting enrages me on multiple occasions daily. Try illuminating a room with one of the gottverdommern things, let alone reading without a light within an arm's length.

And this why LED bulbs are rubbish: "The colour-rendering index of an incandescent bulb rates a 100, just like the sun. Yet LED or fluorescent tubes and bulbs only merit between 80 and 90".

And an expert user: "Hans Wolff, a lighting designer for museums, hospitals and other institutions, worries about the developments: "I will be hoarding the incandescent bulbs and I'd advise others to do likewise."

I've moaned about this before, by the way.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 2:49 pm

There is only one bulb in my flat which is not a CFL and that is in my bedside reading lamp. I do feel very guilty every time I use it, though, and I think that is enough for the greenies.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:59 pm

I'm shocked, shocked.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 8:58 pm

I love your humour...or is it? I won't be surprised to see a black market for incandescents but I've been buying LEDs a few at a time over the last year and I have to say they've gotten much, much better. If you haven't checked them out recently, you should. I have been buying mine online from www.eaglelight.com because of their great service and selection. On the replacement bulbs you should go higher than you think, so if you want to replace a 60 watt incand. bulb, get an LED that replaces a 75watt - then you'll be happy with the brightness. I love hte color changing bulb eaglelight sells. it's fantastic. and their led zoom flashlight is also one of the best products of the year if you ask me. i'm still looking for dimmable bulbs but the cusomter service people at eaglelight tell me to wait just a bit longer so i hope that improves soon  



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