Me Thinks the EU Aren’t Too Bright

http://uk.gizmodo.com/2009/01/07/nonetoobright_consumers_snap_u.html

So I just read the article at the link above, and according to it, a newly passed EU Directive now bans the sale of 100W lightbulbs and you will only be able to get energy-saving style 100W bulbs in their place.

Hang on? So your telling me that instead of using a bulb which comes on straight away when I press the light switch and will actually light a room as opposed to a glow warm in a jam jar that takes half a light year to warm up to the point where it begins to emit light, not to mention the toxic gas emitted from energy saving bulbs when they smash which means I need to evacuate the room for 5-10mins to let it clear?

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