Below are links to other web sites that you may find useful:-

EU Commission: Energy Saving Light bulbs

This website informs consumers, professionals and the media about the wide range of energy-efficient lamps currently available, the phase-out of inefficient lamp types and what European legislation is already in place.

EU Commission: Energy Saving Light bulbs –

DEFRA: Energy Saving Light Bulbs Information (including disposal method)

A useful FAQ page detailing Her Majesty’s Government’s official line on the light bulb ban, compact fluorescent energy savers and how best to deal with them when they break:

Major Light Bulb Manufacturer Links

Osram –

Philips –

Crompton Lamps –

Megaman –

Sylvania Lamps –

GE Lighting –

Pioneers of Electric Lighting Links

Thomas Edison –


U.S. Patent 2,883,571 – Elmer Fridrich and Emmett Wiley’s Tungsten Halogen Lamp –

Lighting Technology History Links

Lamptech – ttp://

Light Bulbs & Art – Strange but true

Lisa Milroy ‘Light Bulbs’ –

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