Here at ACM headquarters I am proud to announce that I have replaced virtually every CFL with a traditional tungsten filament bulb. The result?
- I can see properly in my study for the first time in 18 months (60W equivalent? Like hell) - I actually started thinking my eyesight was giving out!
- I don't have to switch on my desk lamp and go and make a cup of tea while waiting for it to "warm up"
- The dimmers work again.
- I'm no longer at risk of triggering an epileptic fit thanks to the incessant flickering.
- Spares are $2 and not $20 (and don't mention the $5 Chinese rubbish you get in Woolworths)
- Disposal does not mean releasing highly toxic mercury into the environment (remember how the EU went to such lengths to ban mercury barometers? Talk about hypocrisy).
Thanks to Rudd's crazy climate hysteria (mirrored around the world), traditional tungsten filament bulbs are being phased out to "save the planet". Already, you cannot buy the traditional shaped bulbs in certain wattages. But for now, you can still buy candle bulbs and "fancy round" bulbs in both clear and pearl. I intend to stock up on these to last me until I don't care any more. The CFLs, on the other hand, will gently rot away in a box in the garage, unwanted and forgotten.