So back a while we thought about (and actually had worked out how to do it) how we might take advantage of a gap in the law regarding light bulbs.
Call them heatbulbs.
As Richard records today, it wouldn\’t have worked.
We wrote recently about what appeared to be an ingenious attempt by a German entrepreneur, Siegfried Rotthäuser, to circumvent the ban on selling incandescent light bulbs. His answer was to market them as personal heating devices, on the grounds that 95 percent of the electricity used is converted into heat, with the product branded as the \”Heatball\”.
However, a brief report tells us that the attempt has failed and Rotthäuser is to lose his stock. German customs are to seize and destroy 40,000 bulbs imported by him, and they will then be destroyed.
A pity, but glad that we didn\’t take our own implementation of this any further than just thinking it through.