Under the sub-title “the dark side of the energy saving lamp” Thomas Worm & Claudia Karstedt discuss in their book “Lügendes Licht” the sense and value of energy saving light bulbs.
Or rather form a considered and intelligent argument against the use of such.
For although the two authors come from different spectrums – Thomas Worm used to be an advocate of of energy saving bulbs while Claudia Karstedt was always sceptical – they are now united in their belief that the negative aspects far outweigh any possible benefits.
Be it the working conditions in China’s mercury mines, the effects of the light spectrum on the human species or the question of the genuine energy savings available – Worm and Karstedt’s work is a thought provoking investigation of a subject that most consumers simply take for granted.
You may not necessarily agree with the authors – but their arguments are certainly valid and well worth hearing.
Leipzig Liest 2011 @ Grassi Museum Leipzig – Thomas Worm & Claudia Karstedt: Lügendes Licht
17. March 2011 @ 20:00 Uhr, GRASSI, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Bibliothek, Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 Leipzig
More information (in German) at http://www.leipzig-liest.de/
Lügendes Licht by Thomas Worm & Claudia Karstedt is published by S.Hirzel Verlag, Stuttgart