Great bright hope to end battle of the light bulbs
It's in the Mail science section so you know it's gonna be badly written.
Despite being smaller than a penny, they are 12 times more efficient than conventional tungsten bulbs and three times more efficient than the unpopular fluorescent low-energy versions.
There is a world outside Mail readers you know. 57 million of us to be specific.
Even better, the bulbs fully illuminate instantly, unlike the current generation of eco-bulbs.
My low power bulb comes on instantly.
The Daily Mail revealed earlier this month that in the switchover to eco-bulbs, shops had stopped replenishing stocks of the traditional 100-watt incandescent version.
The Daily Mail scared the shit out of it's readers by making out that low power bulbs will explode with the power of a nuclear bomb if smashed. And then reported the unsurprising news that it's readers were dumb enough to actually believe it.
Anyway digs against low-power bulbs aside, the article reports that LEDs have suddenly become much cheaper to make due to the work of scientists (boo, hiss)
The rational voices of the Mail readership let forth their educated views
All the greenie nonsense needs to be stopped now! Al Gore just made it all up to make millions! There is no such thing as Global Warming, and even if there was, the output of carbon in a country like Britain or Australia is negligible compared to the vast output of China and India. The Chinese Governmnt are smart enough to ignore the GW hysteria and are building at least one new coal-fired power station a week, which is what we should all be doing! The so-called eco-friendly light globes are a complete farce and are dangerously full of toxic mercury and proven triggers for epilepsy and migraine!
- Albert Wentworth (British Expat), Gold Coast, Australia, 29/1/2009 4:37
"Global warming doesn't exist and even if it did we shouldn't give a fuck."
"Low light bulbs will kill you to death"
So. All that will happen is that Energy companies will increase their prices to claw back the "sales" they have lost. The government will ban them for some strange reason (probably due to global warming on mars). They are (apparently) safe.... So 'elf & safety will have to think up some reason for banning people from having them.
Apart from that...BRILLIANT! (Pun intended).
Oh ...and Gordon Brown will claim he invented them.
- Charles, London, 29/1/2009 6:05
So lemme get this straight.
Brown will claim to have invented them, then he and h&s ban them, even though the government is trying to get us to use lower energy.
Was this comment generated by a automated mail-rant generator or what. And 39 people agree, even though it contradicts itself twice.
We should be allowed to buy conventional lightbulbs until technology has improved energy-saving lightbulbs. It's ridiculous to expect us to embrace the rubbishy energy-saving bulbs which are currently on the market. They are dangerous and the light they give out is a joke.
- Barbara, Eastbourne, England, 29/1/2009 8:10
Yes. If only energy saving bulbs had been around for a while. Say, since the 1980s.