UK Daily Mail
Aug 15, 2011
First the 100-Watt light bulb disappeared from our high streets for good.
Now in an even bigger reform, it is the end for the 60-watt bulb which has been outlawed by the European Union.
They will stop being manufactured at the end of the month, forcing all householders to switch to energy-saving alternatives when stocks run out.
But customers have reacted with fury that the low-energy version which will replace them has soared in price.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) which last longer and use less electricity will become the only option, but critics have complained they are also less bright.
One major wholesaler, Sparks in north London, said the price charged by its supplier for an 11-watt CFL had risen from £1.39 in June to £1.67 today, an increase of 20 per cent.
This article was posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 3:11 am