So as 2017 approaches we can look back at a year that has seen big changes in our industry. As LED lighting becomes more commonplace it is easy to forget that in this drive for energy efficiency we are going to lose something that has been part of our lives for well over 100 years. The incandescent lightbulb has illuminated our homes and workplaces through good and bad times and is now in a position where it will disappear completely from our shelves within the next few months. There are now very good low energy replacements which are suitable for many applications and we stock a large range of these. So when you think of all the things that we take for granted in our life, bear a thought for the little device item which has been shedding light on our lives for all that time and is soon to disappear…The humble lightbulb …Happy New year..and will the last one out turn the lights off !!