Why did you give that man with the shiny new van all of that money dad?
He came to fit a new outside light son. The L.E.D. light by the front door wasn't working any more.
You gave him at least 6 weeks pocket money dad?
Yes son, maintenance isn't cheap.
Don't melody lights work forever then dad?
You mean L.E.D. lights son, and no they don't last forever, but the makers say that they last for millions of years.
Dad, Dave at school in history said that years ago we had light bulbs and you could change one that had blown. She has a beard dad. The old long tube light thing in the garage is still working that grandad put in in 1973.
Well these days son the whole light fitting has to be changed if it goes wrong. So the electrician has to come, turn off the mains for safety, remove the light from the wall, fit a new light and wire it up and then put the cover on. It's called progress son.
And that reduces carbon emissions dad?
You've got it son.
What do we do with the old broken light dad?
Just chuck it in the rubbish bin until bin day son, like everybody else.
Modern times are planet-savingly great dad, aren't they. No changing of old fashioned light bulbs anymore.
That's right son.
That is why I avoid so far as possible light fittings with built in LED sources.
I much prefer the type that take a standard B22 or E27 bulb that can be user replaced in seconds. The LEDs types offer a useful energy saving, and are simple to replace if the claimed lifetime is not achieved.