I understand the reasoning. The frosting cuts down light emission, making them less efficient. As of course does a lampshade. How long before the EU bans those ?
A spokesman for the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs said: 'From September 1 it will be illegal for manufacturers to sell frosted incandescent bulbs to EU retailers. Anyone who has them in stock can still sell them off."
As Livimg Streets (formerly the Pedestrians Association - I do hope they're not another fake charity) put it :
When you think about a romantic dinner, what's one of the first things that comes to mind? Probably candle light. Now imagine a scene in a prison cell, in which somebody is being interrogated - what comes to mind now? It's probably the harsh bare light bulb. Lighting affects our mood. It can help us feel relaxed, friendly, warm. Or it can make us feel agitated, nervous, cold.