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Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Companies, Economy | 1 comment

Goodbye to the incandescent bulb? Persists for sale in the European Union despite ban

Goodbye to the incandescent bulb?  Persists for sale in the European Union despite ban

(C) Livermore’s Centennial Light Bulb

By inefficient, the European Union (EU) had the 2009 classic Edison incandescent in 100W and 60W versions, being commercially available 40W bulb ban which shall commence on Saturday September 1 , the day after the which prohibit the manufacture of all types of incandescent bulbs in the European Union.

However, many Europeans resent such bans to consider more efficient bulbs are ‘slow’ and do not deliver the same light as the old incandescent bulb, so companies in England found a ‘fine print’ in the law that would allow them to continue manufacturing the 40W bulb despite its prohibition.

This is because of an error in the drafting of the EU Ban covers only 40W bulbs for domestic use, so you can continue to make and sell if it is to make explicit an ‘industrial’ aimed at factories.

There are already at least two companies in England that are making massive bulbs for ‘intensive’, which look exactly like traditional but stronger and a little more expensive, but will no longer be sold in retail stores, but in hardware stores, online and lighting shops.

This caused the concern of the authorities of the EU member countries like Germany, where he said they will need more staff to conduct audits and in the UK, which warned people that they should clear bulbs for home use intensive when applying for a home insurance policy .

One manufacturer claims that it has sold more than 5 million ampoules for intensive use various EU stores. Is too significant a figure for a stubborn effort to continue to use technology more than 100 years old?

How long have lasted the nostalgic wax candles and gas lamps when it began selling massively the old bulb?

Link: Retailers avoid ban on traditional light bulbs (Telegraph.co.uk)

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1 Comment

  1. RE “stubborn effort to continue to use technology more than 100 years old”

    Hello?
    All lighting has advantages.
    Age is irrelevant if something is good – and also means it is safe and proven technology.

    True Progressive Politics:
    Progress is welcomed – not feared.
    Progress brings more choice and more advantages, a progress helped – not hindered – by allowing competition against that which already exists.
    This gives the best products at the lowest price: including the best energy saving products, since energy saving is a positive marketable advantage.

    A 13 point rundown
    “How Energy Efficiency Regulations on Light Bulbs and other products are Wrongly Justified”
    Referenced US Dept of Energy, DEFRA, APTECH Cambridge Science Network etc
    http://tonn.ie/p/deception-behind-banning-light-bulbs.html