Timmy elsewhereJanuary 17, 2014 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie10 CommentsAt the ASI. We’re not all as stupid as the bureaucrats think we are. previousTimmy elsewherenextHow’s he going to manage this then? 10 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” bloke in france January 17, 2014 at 10:22 am Has anyone here got a CFL bulb that has lasted as long as the manufacturer’s claim? Steve January 17, 2014 at 10:33 am God, I hate those shitty, flickering, weak eco-bulbs. Apart from a cold shower or a pair of religious proselytisers ringing your doorbell, there are few things more annoying on a freezing dark winter morning than squinting into the mirk while the lights slowly work themselves up to their feeble full brightness. I’ve not experienced the claimed fantastic increase in reliability either. In my old house the electrics spike to blow eco-bulbs about as often as they did normal ones. I’m pretty sure they’re bad for the environment as well. Apparently you’re supposed to take them to a recycling centre, but I’ll be in a cold, cold grave before I recycle. If the council expects me to organise my own rubbish they should stop charging me hundreds of pounds a month for “services”. Until then, dead eco-bulbs go in the bin along with the broken glass, asbestos, and plastic bottles filled with engine oil. Ljh January 17, 2014 at 10:53 am They are also trying to extend CFLs to the third world where electricity supply is erratic, reducing lifespan, and increasingly expensive, meaning you switch them off whenever you can, reducing lifespan. This also where disposal of hazardous waste is nonexistent. Hang on for the next mercury poisoning scandal caused by these evil ecozealots. bloke in spain January 17, 2014 at 11:27 am Is that “life expectancy” on the packaging worth a damn? In the three years since I rented the apartment, it’s gone through the first set of… what are we supposed to call them? CFLs? Light Emitting Devices, Domestic, Ecologically Approved? Whatever. And am now well into the second set & starting on a third & two fourth. For a home that’s not used half the time, in a country where artificial light really is only an after dusk necessity.. I’d say the life expectancy is below incandescent.. So what’d happen if one took them all back to the store as defective goods? SimonF January 17, 2014 at 11:36 am So what’d happen if one took them all back to the store as defective goods? Better still, get trading standards involved. Don’t they have a statutory duty to investigate? Interested January 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm I am highly interested in the cost savings I could achieve by abolishing 90% of bureaucrats. Not only are we not as stupid as they think we are, they are not as clever as they think they area. Interested January 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm I am highly interested in the cost savings I could achieve by abolishing 90% of bureaucrats. Not only are we not as stupid as they think we are, they are not as clever as they think they are. SimonFa January 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm Getting rid of 180% of bureaucrats is a great idea, Interested 😉 TheJollyGreenMan January 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm Interested, Spot on, they are not as clever as they think they are, but they are very good at bending the ears of the dimwits that we vote for. not real name January 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm And the bureaucrats are definitely more stupid than we think they are. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.