The Lightbulb Saved !

Posted October 16, 2010 // Tagged as Blog // 8 Comments ↓

Siegfried Rotthaeuser has come up with a legal way of importing and distributing 75 and 100 watt light bulbs in Europe by producing them in China, importing them as “small heating devices” and marketing them as “heatballs.”

The website, describes the heatballs as “action art” and as “resistance against legislation which is implemented without recourse to democratic and parliamentary processes.”

€0.30 for every heatball sold is donated to saving the rain forest, which Rotthaeuser sees as a better way of protecting the environment than investing in CFLis ,that contain toxic mercury.

These devices can by purchased from the heatball website at €1.69 plus shipping.

8 Responses

  1. peter

    October 29th, 2010 at 15:52

    thanks for that… :-)


    November 2nd, 2010 at 08:11

    Brilliant, another one in the eye for the eco nazi party.

  3. Glühbirne

    December 9th, 2010 at 18:26

    Problems! Bulbs are held by customs.

  4. karen

    May 3rd, 2011 at 13:20

    It is interesting that the sales of heatballs will proceed to donation to save rainforest. What really impress me is heatballs convert electricity into heat energy, which makes them perfect for warming specific spots in the house. I am not sure if heatballs are available in the Philippines.

  5. Bryan

    June 28th, 2011 at 03:27

    If it’s true that the proceeds of heatballs will be donated to save rain forest, I’m sure this will be very beneficial for all of us.

    @Karen – I don’t think heatballs will be available in the Philippines since the said country already have a hot weather.

  6. John

    August 11th, 2011 at 15:44

    wow! thats a good way to promote a cause

  7. Will

    December 13th, 2011 at 00:28

    Wouldn’t the authorities realize that these are bulbs? How clueless could they be?

  8. Tashia M. Burton

    February 10th, 2012 at 05:18

    The “heatballs” seem a lot more reasonable compared to the CLFs that can be hazardous if dropped.

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