were introduced, various shops, Sainsbury's in particular, ran promotions to buy them for 50 pence each. I bought about a dozen.
Now I've used my last one, so I started looking around for replacement bulbs. To my utter astonishment, not a single shop in Spalding sold them! They had plenty of LED bulbs and they also had plenty of the so-called "old-fashioned" filament bulbs, which I thought had been banned. But the low wattage (11W = 60W) energy-saver bayonet bulbs were unobtainable anywhere.
Even when I look on Amazon they are few and far between and cost over £2 each.
So is everyone now converting to LED bulbs? What the heck are people putting in their lamp sockets?!!