Powergen are funding a scheme that subsidises compact fluorescent bulbs so shops can sell them for as little as 50p each. This is a lot like my suggestion to Manchester Council that they replace all there incadescent bulbs with compact fluorescents. It seems surprising that a power company should be behind it, but it’s simply that they’re fulfilling their obligation to the government’s Energy Efficiency Commitment. Which feels like a lot more than the Government is doing.
I was an early adopter of compact fluorescent lightbulbs. I don’t think any house I’ve lived in for the last six or more years has been without them, and that was while they were in the £8 a bulb range. Now I think it’s time to move on and try some of the LED lighting solutions mentioned in the article.