"The trouble with all the makes of 'normal' bulbs nowadays is that they don't last as long as the old style bulbs. I've tried various different makes from cheap DIY brands ones to proper brand names and they all go within a few months, whereas the old style bulbs seemed to last for years. Time will see if these are any better than the other makes."
"since the EU played havoc with our lamp specifications the advent of halogen lamps has brought bright light back into our sitting rooms and lounges. A much better replacement than the flourescent lamps that take for ever to warm up and although more expensive than the old GLS lamps they replace, they are 100% better than the efficiency lamps we were encouraged to buy."