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EU bans light bulbs

October 22, 2008
Posted in Green News, Lifestyle

The European Union this month pulled the plug on old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs. They will be banned in Europe as of 2010. The EU has also lifted import duties on energy-saving lamps from China, which will help lower retail prices of more energy-efficient light bulbs.

Incandescent bulbs use up to five times more energy than efficient lights, such as compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). By replacing old lamps with the best available technology the EU will reportedly reduce the energy consumption for lighting of its 500-million citizens by 60 percent, which is the equivalent of about 30-million tons of carbon dioxide a year.

Australia has also banned incandescent light bulbs from 2010.

Source: WWF