UK Daily Mail
Friday, Sept 11th, 2009
A pensioner has defied an EU ban by hoarding more than 1,000 traditional light bulbs – enough to see her ‘into the grave’.
Valerie Hemsley-Flint, 62, has spent more than Â£500 of her pension money stockpiling the old-style 100-watt bulbs.
From September 1, EU countries were banned from producing or importing incandescent bulbs and shops can sell only energy-efficient ones.
But Miss Hemsley-Flint said the light from them is not good enough for her to read by and the flickering sets off her epilepsy.
So she has bought 1,100 old-style bulbs and is calling on the Government to scrap the ban.
From her home in Sittingbourne, Kent, Miss Hemsley-Flint said: ‘I suffer from photosensitive epilepsy, which means I can’t get near any screen or anything that flickers.
This article was posted: Friday, September 11, 2009 at 2:53 am