MartinP wrote:In the UK it's becoming increasingly difficult to buy 100W (and especially 150W) tungsten filament bulbs.
I'm not "up" on UK news but I thought [probably erroneously] that it was already illegal to sell 150w & 100w incandescent bulbs in the UK.
I also read that continental countries, mainly France and Germany, were gleefully making fortunes manufacturing and exporting low-energy bulbs to Britain.
Apparently, there is also a new type bayonet fitting already being installed in new-build UK homes. It requires bulbs that have three, rather than the traditional two, "prongs" to hold them in place. However, such bulbs are made by only one UK company and almost impossible to find at present. A visitor here told me his son had bought a property and on moving in had needed to change every lampholder in the house. Joined up government, eh. They've also created a monopoly situation for that one lamp manufacturer so will the bulbs be cheap?