Is it just me or do you need a PhD to buy a lightbulb these days?
I had recently looked in my garage cupboard where I keep the spare lightbulbs to discover I was right out of bayonet fitting/common-or-garden lightbulbs to replace the one in the hall ceiling light that had just died. When I subsequently did my supermarket shop, I browsed the shelves for a replacement. Now this was an ordinary supermarket, not a specialist shop, and yet there were so many to chose from, my eyes started to glaze over. Another (significantly younger woman) was on all fours combing the bottom shelf for signs of bulbs that looked remotely like she needed and we both ended up becoming lifetime buddies in our unity against the plethora of choice. Having discarded the options of spot bulbs, candle bulbs, halogen bulbs, with even further variations of bayonet fittings, screw fittings and small screw fittings, I was then faced with even more choices of environmentally-correct ones that promise to give out as much light as required without flogging the poor little dears to death and without running up an electricity bill that would make Greece's debt look tame. However my experience of these super-dooper eco-lightbulbs with vast claims to save the planet are that they take about half an hour to warm up, by which time I have given up and gone to bed! Or tripped over the cat in the gloom.
I finally found something that looked like a pig-normal lightbulb and had a bayonet fitting, but it showed two wattage amounts of 43 or 55 and I was looking for a 60W bulb. Hell, when was buying a lightbulb so complicated?