Several years ago, when bulbs exactly like this one
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
So is everyone now converting to LED bulbs? What the heck are people
putting in their lamp sockets?!!