Sunday, August 30, 2009
Shoppers are stockpiling traditional light bulbs while they still have the chance.
An EU ban comes into force on Tuesday making it illegal for retailers and wholesalers to import most of the old-style bulbs.
It means once stocks have run out, the only ones available will be the more pricey, low energy variety.
Roger King, who runs Hampton Hill Hardware in Middlesex, said: “I’ve taken orders this week for quantites in the 50s and 100s.”
“People don’t like being told what to do for a start. Many are concerned that they are not going to be able to see properly with the new type of light because it rapidly diminishes in effectiveness.”
This article was posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 3:33 am