The End of the Light Bulb

Over the past year Australia, Cuba and the Philippines have announced a ban on traditional, filament, light bulbs.Last week it was the turn of Eu Energy ministers to do the same.

Traditional filament light bulbs will no longer be available from the beginning of 2010 across all 27 member states - more than enough encouragement for us all to reach for low energy alternatives.

The USA will wait until 2014 to implement a similar ban, although they require a 25% improvement in efficiency for their light bulbs (or greater) starting 2012.

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