661-Pete wrote:Yep - bring on the LEDs but also educate people about not leaving lights on - pleeeeease!!!
It can't be by accident that car and cycle lights have skipped the CFL technology entirely and gone straight to LEDs.
But I emphasise the word NOW. LEDs are still a bit pricey and not commonly found for household lighting. But the future maybe.
There are smart LEDs now that will trickle down into general use and affordability over time. They sense light levels, the presence of people etc and decide for themselves whether they need to be on or not. LEDs are a bit more pricey but they are now commonly found. You can buy them in Tescos and B&Q for example. But, as with most things these days, you'll get a better choice and pricing if you buy them from one of the on-line specialists.
Car and cycle lights skipped CFLs for the very good reason that you cannot produce a directed beam from them in something of any sensible size. That doesn't matter for room lights where you want it to bounce off the walls to create even illumination but it doesn't work for cars and bikes.