The withdrawal of the 60w Light Bulb started on the 1st September 2011 but rumours from the lighting industry hint that manufacturers are soon to introduce a brand new “59w” model.
Albert Renfield of bulb makers Greenhouse Lighting said the industry was determined not to give up in the face of government pressure. ‘They’ll never stop us’, he claimed angrily. ‘We’ve got the 59w bulbs ready to go, and when they ban those, we’ll move down to 58w, 57, 56 – we’ll never surrender.’
‘If needs be, we’ll develop an enormous array of 60 single-watt bulbs – it might not fit in your bedside lamp, but by thunder it’ll light up as soon as you flick the switch.’
Here at the Lamp Company we still have plenty of stocks of 60w lamps available.