Friday, January 08, 2010



Brand Republic - A new definition for the light year

Which - Nov 2007

Guardian - Low-carbon Christmas lights
Guardian - Do eco bulbs emit too much mercury?

BBC - Low-energy bulb disposal warning

Treehugger - Luxim Plasma Light Bulb Kicks Some Serious LED Butt

Indy - Energy saving light bulbs can emit enough UV radiation to damage skin - Oh... strike a light;(

Gaurdian - Ultraviolet radiation warning on unshaded eco lightbulbs - It's Friday, the news is slow (well, apart from the world going down the pan). Then, a press release lands...

Guardian - Cheap new LED eco-lights promise price breakthrough

Telegraph Letters - Light bulbs: a dim outlook - worth bearing in mind

Telegraph - Low energy lightbulbs mailed to British families that cannot use them - Not exactly a ringing endorsement of the box-ticking system, really. Maybe we should set up 'bulb swaps' where people could exchange a bayonet for a screw fitting, and vice versa.

prNewswire - Life-cycle Assessment Proves How Environmentally Friendly LED Lamps Are - two wind-up lanterns for camping... tick. £15 for one LED branded GU10 vs. £1.50 for a 2-pack old style, energy gobbler, when I rarely use them..... dilemma!

Time - BRIEF HISTORY The Lightbulb -

Treehugger - Environmental Reporter from UK Sunday Times on CFLs: RUN! - Well, you are getting a variety of 'sides' between this piece and the one to which it refers. But I rather suspect a tad more heat than light is generated.

BBC - NEW - More than you ever wanted to know about dimmer switches and energy efficient light bulbs

Grants -

Suppliers (there are/will be more - I'll add 'em as I find 'em and/or get told. Do search and compare longevity vs. prices!)

ebulbshop -
Greenled - time for me to swap those GU10 spots in our ceiling!
greenstock -
Lightbulbs direct -
Yourwelcome -

Recycling -


Dave said...

I've just installed the first lighting circuit in the new office we are building inside our industrial unit. Have put in 12Volt MR16 LEDs which only consume 2 watts each! Five of these produce as much light as a 100 watt bulb! And the life expectancy is 100,000 hours plus!

These have just got to be the future of all lighting, domestic and commercial. The only downside is that they are not exactly cheap, but I guess prices will drop significantly as production scales up.

LED strip said...

I've just started to put LED lights in around my house. The initial cost is going to be more but in the long run I think it will be more cost effective.