I use eco bulbs at home, because it was my choice. The Government of course is passing a law to make them compulsory, regardless of whether or not people want them.
So it is unfortunate for the Government that they may burn your house down!
The memo, of which The Dominion Post has a copy, warns that compact fluorescent lamps, or eco bulbs, are reported to be melting, blowing up and blackening surrounding electrical equipment.
The concerns have been passed on to the Fire Service by Energy Safety, two months after Energy Minister David Parker announced plans to phase out traditional bulbs in favour of eco bulbs. …
There were reports that eco bulbs had burnt out and scorched fittings, causing smoke stains, and in a few cases they had caught fire.
People should send any charred furniture or fittings to the Minister.