The Queen is reportedly less than amused by the performance of new energy-efficient lights in Buckingham Palace

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It’s the incandescent lightbulb song

One of our readers, Ian Fursland from The Lamp Company, found this little beaut online

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Meet Mega Man

We found him, we found Mega Man himself!

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It’s better by tube

For the last few years, fashion designers have made merry with the LED, incorporating the portable light source into everything from trainers to wedding dresses

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Light up the sky

Lux reader Damon Hart Davis spotted this in Brussels recently.

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For sale: The house with 3,400 different light bulbs

(and they’re all different)

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The Nazis and CFLs: A warning from the Daily Express

Nazis, cancer and the EU: surely the Three Scariest Things Ever to a Daily Express reader. Which is why they all made an appearance in the newspaper’s latest CFL scare story.

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Down with the kids

Who says the LIF can’t be down with the kids? I reckon the federation can give all those fixed-gear cycling, Shoreditch-type designers a run for their money.

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CFLs: a ‘coded’ warning

Since my pic last month of Ridiculously Priced Light Sources, the Belfry has been inundated with, er, a reader’s snap of his local Savers store. Three CFLs for 50p is the offer in question.

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This bat is willing to take on most challenges, but selling CFLs in the US could be a risk too far. While restrictions on the sale of incandescents in the UK brought grumbles from the usual sources complaining that fluorescents were the lighting equivalent of straight bananas, across the pond the move has drawn the unnerving attention of the shouty conservative right wing.

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