Since I got my latest gadget - a meter that tells you how much electricity you're using per hour/day/week/year whatever - ive started to pay attention to what's happening in the house. It seems that just one light in the kitchen - with three spotlights on it uses about 50p of electricity per day. Or it would if it was left on permanently - and in this house it's quite likely ! In comparison the house will use about 50ps worth of electricity a day with no lights on and just the normal things plugged in. All of the other bulbs in the house are now low energy - we soon weeded out which ones weren't as it was obvious when the usage shot up as soon as they were turned on. I don't think there's a low energy bulb that matches the brightness of the spot lights - unless I've missed something. Should I just bin the spots and get a more conventional light fitting ? The bulbs are fairly cheap now but don't seem to last very long. The meter is very handy - I'd no idea of how much energy things used before. Energy companies should be made to provide them for consumers I reckon - if the government is serious about us reducing energy consumption.