I hate these bulbs, I really do, I find that the light they give out is awful and if I am reading my eyes start to hurt after a 15 mins or so. Now we are being told tat we should change to these bulbs and that the E.U and our government want to ban normal bulbs. Why should people who can not cope with these low energy bulbs have to suffer? The other thing is that low energy bulbs are also useless in places where they are switch on and off quickly, like in the loo or on the stairs or even in the kitchen. My mate done a test one them and found out that when you switch these bulbs on they use double the amount of energy to switch on than they take normally. So really it is all a load of rubbish and they are not as energy saving as we are lead to believe.