Lights Out for Old Incandescent Light Bulbs
Europeans who love the warm glow of incandescent light bulbs will no longer be able to indulge their passion.
As of January 1, 2013 the European Union is imposing a ban on all old bulbs in favour of energy-efficient alternatives such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) or compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).
The phased ban on the sale of incandescent lightbulbs is completed following EU directive to reduce energy use of lighting.
From January 1, an EU directive aimed at reducing the energy use of lighting means that retailers will no longer be allowed to sell 25W incandescent bulbs.
Similar bans came into effect for 40W, 60W and 100W incandescent bulbs over the past three years.
The restrictions are predicted to save 39 terawatt-hours of electricity across the EU annually by 2020.
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