Kenny's pointing out all sorts of practical problems with the CFL bulbs, but the Minister's not listening. In fact, I suspect he's incapable of understanding what Kenny's saying so he keeps repeating some mantra that he's memorized.
Kenny's noting that these 'low energy' bulbs:
- burn out much more quickly than advertised if you turn them on and off, as many people do now with incandescent bulbs - in fact, Kenny said that a CFL bulb will last only for 500 hours of normal use not 5000 as the manufacturers claim;
- can't be used with dimmers and that the new dimmers that you need to buy are terrible;
- that there are many light fixtures for which there is no 'low energy' replacement yet.