For years now we've been hearing the reports that the days of the incandescent light bulb are numbered. In actual fact they may have already got to zero as it is almost impossible to get hold of these old style bulbs for love nor money.

Its yet another front in the constant battle between the freedom for individuals to choose and the "nanny state knows best" attitude that seems forever present from certain sections of society.

Those of us, (and there are many), who dont particularly enjoy the thought of spending the rest of their lives in dimly lit dingy rooms lit badly by low energy fluorescent bulbs have no option but to grin and bear it as the rules slowly change the world and what we are allowed to do in it.

Or do we? It would appear that sales of multiple spotlight style bulb fixtures have taken on a life of their own in recent years. I myself use them in almost every room in my house now and the wattage when aggregated together can supply the bright light we used to associate with our 100 or 150 W bulbs. So it would seem there is a solution for us and a way around the poorly thought out and imposed from on high regulations which the climate fundamentalists have been allowed to push through.

I just wonder though if they really thought before the rule change was implemented. After all in the language of the climate fundamentalist, everything comes down to carbon. The carbon used to manufacture all of these elaborate multi-bulb light fixtures as well as the electricity consumed by 4 of the 60W spotlight bulbs surely has to be more than that consumed by a single 100W bulb as would have been used beforehand. Their crazy logic has forced those of us who don't particularly want to live our evenings in dingy rooms to consume far more energy and use up far more carbon that we did before. Yet another example of the climate fundamentalists need to throw themselves shrieking headlong into every half baked initiative but failing spectacularly and doing exactly the opposite of what was intended.