In the old days, and I mean the 1960s up to say the early 2000s, most families just left their lights on all over the house, after the restrictions of the second world war, there was of course a certain amount of ‘we can, so we shall’ about it and only the more far sighted folk took into consideration the use of electricity and the effects of old fashioned bulbs on the planet.  This became quite an issue for me personally when our neighbours would happily have all lights ablaze without a care in the world.

It surprised me when my aging mum began using the newer style energy saving and energy efficient bulbs way before anyone else in the family.  She had learned from a talk given to her Ladies’ Circle, about the need to be savvy with our power and had what you could say was a light bulb moment!