dave, it isn't just your side of the pond. They've been making fuss about banning various bulbs here for some years now and some are being phased out already. Or not, depending on which way what is being reversed every once in a while.
As far as I know, appliance bulbs (i.e. iceboxes) will continue to be made, although some of the Koreans have some nasty blue-white leds in their new models. Probably good for diets, they make all food
Start climbing, there are too many standards and that's even if the socket hasn't rotted out. There are also no standards for LED replacements
, and no guarantee that something which fits the socket, will also properly illuminate the fixture.