India to get cheaper LEDs

People in India will get cheaper LED lightbulbs from October. State-run firm Energy Efficient Services will distribute them to consumers at a price of Rs 220 (£2.5) per bulb. Depending on the taxes and storage charges, these lights will cost consumers between Rs 210 (£2.4) and Rs 230 (£2.6), the firm stated. Replacement of conventional […]

Met Police spends a whopping £100 per lightbulb change

You couldn’t call it a case of daylight robbery – but only because it’s about artificial lights. The Metropolitan Police Service apparently pays £100 a time to a maintenance company for “urgent” light bulb changes. The London police force’s Director of Procurement Victoria Morgan revealed the amount paid in “non-urgent” cases is £26 each, reported […]

Blog: Light up your loved one’s life

I hate Valentine’s Day. I don’t like celebrating it because I dislike the fact that someone had to set a specific date for one to show their love or give presents to their loved ones. It’s all a money-making scheme! Look at the ‘Valentine’s Special’ menu in a restaurant and they’ve hiked all the prices! […]

E.ON “sorry” for lightbulb mistake after £3m fine

Energy supplier E.ON has said “sorry” after coughing up £3million in penalties for claiming it had sent out free energy saving lightbulbs to homes when there was no “appropriate evidence” it had done so. Ofgem slapped E.ON with the fine after an investigation found it had failed to accurately report the number of energy saving […]

The end for Edison’s lightbulb

Thomas Edison’s legacy to the world will hit the dust from today, as the EU finally outlaws the 60 watt incandescent lightbulb. Ditching the old bulbs, which first went on sale in 1879, is expected to cut CO2 emissions by 15 million tonnes per year. More efficient bulbs, such as the compact fluorescent lamp or […]