Tens of expensive light bulbs from the Christmas decorations in Akureyri, North Iceland, have been stolen. The municipality’s senior gardener Guðrún Kristín Björgvinsdóttir said the incident is frustrating and urges the thieves to return the light bulbs.
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It’s nothing new that light bulbs disappear from the town’s Christmas decorations but this season the theft is especially costly because special LED bulbs have been taken into use, ruv.is reports.
They are more expensive than regular light bulbs because they last for three years, save energy and are unbreakable. It’s hard to replace them, Guðrún stated.
The situation is worst in the steps leading up to the Akureyri church where tens of the 263 light bulbs in the decoration are missing.
“It would be fantastic to retrieve the light bulbs so that we can light up the church steps,” Guðrún concluded.
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