It is light, bright and has been around for 120 years. But from Tuesday the 100 watt bulb bows out from Britain.

I’m gutted – I love the old bulbs. The new energy saving ones are an absolute disgrace. Yes, they may save energy, but that’s because they don’t actually give you light! They take half an hour to switch on, and by ‘switch on’ I mean give off some dull attempt at illumination. I’m all for saving the world, but give me a real alternative! Bulb bows out to mixed applause