A German man has failed in an attempt to circumvent the EU ban on 100 watt incandescent lightbulbs by rebranding the product as Heatballs.
An EU wide ban on the importation and sale of the powerful bulbs was imposed last year on environmental grounds.
Customs will now seize and destroy 40,000 bulbs imported by Siegfried Rotthäuser must be destroyed.
Mr Rotthäuser had advertised the lightbulbs as a source of heat and the components of a resistance art project.
Nevermind, not only does it create a black market (more money) but being British there's a wonderful loophole to get around the EU ban. As a result I have a garage stuffed full of pallets containing light bulbs should anyone wish to buy any.
Thanks EU, you're helping to pay my mortgage.