Or maybe a batch that he got cheap or the last of a design run.
Hopefully he is not a budding hoarder.
The one I have just installed is very difficult to get and also pricy and is the last of some left over from a building project and matches the rest of the switches in our house.
Regarding built in obsolescence, thatís not really the problem these days, itís people discarding items when the items are only part way through their service life. Clothing being the worst. The worst case for electrical goods could well be mobile phones, computers etc.
Your link shows that if an item is too durable there will only be a very narrow market for it and it stops being made. That bulb may have been too expensive to buy and technology passed it by.
The biggest thing today are cars etc. And the 2030 end date for combustion engined cars.
I have a feeling that the manufacture and disposal of e cars is very bad for the environment. If I keep my 2012 Sorento until I can no longer drive itís emissions will be far less than buying an e car. I think that I changed my cars every 5-7 years except when one was written off. If people kept their cars longer that would make a difference.
I doubt that the zero emission target will ever be met, vastly reduced, maybe possible.
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