COMPACT FLUORESCENTS NOT SO BRIGHT
Compact fluorescent globes have many drawbacks: expensive; fragile; mercury content; colour distortion; low light output at start-up; and so on. Now an LED developer states the obvious:
Humphreys reckons that the UK government encouraged consumers to drop tungsten bulbs too soon. "We should have stayed with tungsten for another five years and then switched to LEDs," he says.