The Global View

Halogen bulbs now a ‘guilty pleasure’?

bulbsFor those of you not quite convinced about the merits of switching to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, OSRAM has developed a more energy efficient halogen bulb.

It reckons they use 30% less energy than normal bulbs. Good news, although, as its release highlights, CFLs use 80% less…

Halogen light is almost a national obsession and it remains the fastest growing sector within lighting (a predicted 10% year-on-year sales increase throughout Europe until 2015). Yet up until now, there has been no energy efficient option – making halogen something of a guilty pleasure.

Cue the pitch: various lights available, all of which can save up to 30% on electricity bills.

This new halogens are a brilliant complement to OSRAM’s existing range of CFL light bulbs which use up to 80% less energy, and together they provide the perfect lighting solution for Britain’s most eco-chic homes.