By Chris Scott Barr
Being from the US myself, I don’t always pay the most attention to what’s going on in the rest of the world. Apparently over in Europe frosted incandescent bulbs are going to be banned as of September of this year. This means that if you’re still wanting to buy the cheap incandescent bulbs, you have to see that blinding light given off from the filament. The point of the ban is that people would rather switch to more energy efficient lighting than get stuck with the brighter bulb.
For all of you crazy rebels that don’t feel like buying those fancy new bulbs, there is a solution. Light bulb condoms. That’s right, the same things that prevent babies can solve your lighting problems. I really wish this were some sort of joke, but this is exactly what Europeans are facing if they want lights that are actually bright when they first turn them on (but aren’t blindingly so). So far this looks like a concept, so after September you’re going to be out of luck.