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January 10, 2011

Now they need to regulate hot balls

Skirting EU law: The rebranding of incandescent bulbs as 'Heat Balls'

You gotta hand it to German businessman Siegfried Rotthaeuser, who came up with a brilliant run around the European Union ban on conventional incandescent light bulbs — he rebranded them as "Heat Balls" and is importing them for sale as a "small heating device."

Rotthaeuser's website is in German, but Google does a passable job of translation. First, he's clear that the Heat Ball isn't for lighting, stating (in German, the following is translated) "A HEAT BALL ® is not a lamp, but it fits in the same version!"

Posted by joke du jour at January 10, 2011 06:01 PM

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