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EU Takes Big Step to Phasing Out Low Efficiency Lighting

December 11, 2008

Source: Environmental News Network

EU governments have agreed to phase-out incandescent light bulbs and low-efficiency halogen bulbs by the year 2012. 

"It's a groundbreaking measure that will change the way we consume energy," said EU energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs.  The move would approved by the EU in early spring, following a three-month scrutiny period in the European parliament.

Under the measure, all light bulbs will eventually have to be rated to at least C-class efficiency under the EU's energy labeling system, a requirement that will exclude traditional incandescent technology and less efficient types of halogen bulb.


Learn more about how to maximize your lighting efficiency with RPN's Responsible Purchasing Guide for Lighting. This guide covers fluorescent lamps, including compact fluorescent bulbs, ballasts and tubes and outlines best practices for a responsible lighting system.




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