Energy-saving light bulbs in sales surge

A HUGE increase in sales of energy-saving “eco” light bulbs has been recorded by a supermarket chain following a move to permanent price cuts earlier this year.

One in five regular customers at Tesco is adding an eco bulb to their shopping basket each week, compared with one in 20 two months ago.

The energy-saving light bulbs sold by Tesco in one week are enough to save customers about £8.8 million of electricity and 26,000 tonnes of over a year.