Observations from the UK: LED light bulbs go mainstream

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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.