EU Will Ban Incandescent Bulbs

Capacity might be only speed bump to quick switch to CFLs
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2008 2:07 PM CDT
School children walk past a huge "Ban the Bulb" banner put up by Greenpeace environmental activists in Calcutta, India, Thursday, April 19, 2007.    (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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(Newser) – The European Union is set to begin phasing out the incandescent light bulb in favor of compact fluorescent bulb, Der Spiegel reports. The highest-wattage bulbs will go next year; the transition to CFLs—using a fifth of the energy and lasting 10 times longer—should be complete in 2015.