Low energy lighting – the practical consequences

There have been two key parts of Government policy affecting energy use in the home. The first is to insulate homes so that they use less heat energy. The second is to persuade householders to fit low energy light bulbs, and it is about that low energy light bulbs that I now want to write. It is worth spending some time understanding what one of the two major parts of domestic energy policy involves.

Low energy light bulbs are not just a key feature of British energy policy; Australia, Canada and the EU all plan to either require their use soon or to make the old fashioned tungsten lighting illegal or costly. However, it seems to me that low energy light bulbs are not the “no brainer” that people think they are. Continue reading