NDR broadcast this in September 09. It is worth watching even if you can’t understand the language. There is a lot showing general concern about issues such as mercury content, recycling and effectiveness (or lack of!) of “energy saving” CFLs
Archive for May, 2010
An influential group of artists recently published the following statement in the Neue Westfalische newspaper in Germany. Thanks to PLD Magazine for translating this and sending it to me.
Painter Georg Baselitz, designer Ingo Maurer and around 100 other renowned artists, designers and architects continue to demand that the EU Parliament decision to phase out the incandescent lamp be revoked. Continue Reading →
OK so there is a bit of exaggeration as the money has been spent on other things as well as CFLi give-aways. Some is spent on the very heavily discounted lamps still being sold in DIY superstores and Supermarkets, EON are even getting their name printed on the boxes by Philips!
So you could say that we are now being forced to pay for something we don’t want and is not working to create the energy savings promised!