Observations from the UK: LED light bulbs go mainstream

Whilst LED lamps and torches have dominated outdoor and camping sales for a few years, LED bulbs seem to have only come into their own in the UK during the past 12 months or so. They are on sale alongside compact fluorescent bulbs at a not too dissimilar price in both the large ASDA and Tesco stores that I visited. Their power consumption is seen as a key attribute by my parents when they bought bulbs. The main barrier to my parents talking them up was if they would be colder looking than their fluorescent counterparts.

2 responses to “Observations from the UK: LED light bulbs go mainstream

  1. Hi Ged,

    I’d be interested to know whether your parents like the light the LED bulbs produce. I haven’t bought any yet but have been tempted.

  2. Hi Andy,

    Good to hear from you its been a while. My parents tolerate them is probably the best way of describing it, they generally don’t take account of the different warmth levels of light when buying fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs, so you can wander from room to room in there house and have constantly changing light; they are all about wattage versus the amount of light that they get out and LED bulbs impress in that respect.