Last year I wrote a blog about cost effective lighting.

This month I had the opportunity to turn it into an article for the magazie FM. You can find a copy of the article at http://web.archive.org/web/20150413062116/http://www.fmmagazine.com.au/blog/energy-watch/what-is-financially-the-most-efficient-way-to-effectively-light-a-room/.

Since writing the blog and then the article some things have changed. Some downlights are now being phased out, but they fundamentally remain. LED lights are becoming more popular, and there are a number of article in FM this month about it.

But there is still a fundamental lack of understanding at ground level. How do I know? Step into Woolworths or Bunnings and what do you find? Fluros, downlights and halogens rule supreme.

So maybe we should have more education on cost effective lighting, rather than a government pushing poor alternatives on the market.