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Latest Phase-out of incandescent light bulbs Stories

2009-09-29 13:00:00

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The traditional anniversary present for a decade may be aluminum, but on Friday, October 2nd, that gift will be updated to become the CFL light bulb. Six bulbs to be exact. To celebrate 10 years of success as an online lighting distributor, bulbs.com will give away six 13-watt, warm white compact fluorescent bulbs with any order on that day. These energy-saving light bulbs produce light equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent light bulb, last an...

2009-09-15 08:00:00

ALSIP, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy-saving, environmentally friendly Earthmate(R) compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are now available at Best Buy stores throughout the Chicagoland area. CFLs use 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 7 times longer. Some of the Earthmate models featured at Best Buy include ultra-low mercury super mini-spirals, industry-leading replacement for a 50/100/150-watt 3-way, and an assortment of specialty bulbs that look...

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2009-08-27 06:15:00

Starting September 1, 100-watt incandescent bulbs will be banned from European shops, under a new system issued by the EU. Energy saving bulbs, such as compact florescent lights (CFL) will be required instead. New energy saving bulbs can use up to 80 percent less energy than old-style bulbs. The move will help the European Union cut carbon dioxide emissions as part of its climate change package. The change was welcomed by the European Consumers' Association (BEUC), saying "consumers benefit...

2009-08-22 09:21:17

Energy-inefficient conventional light bulbs are being hoarded by Germans, Austrians and Hungarians in advance of a European Union ban, analysts say. New EU rules banning incandescent bulbs will take effect next month as sales of the old-fashioned lights are falling at double-digit rates in most European countries. But not so in Germany and the other two nations, where consumers are buying them at a furious rate and hoarding them, Financial Times reported Saturday. In fact, data from consumer...

2009-07-25 00:24:00

The General Electric Co. may close its last U.S. plant making incandescent light bulbs next year, the company said. A final decision will be made on the Winchester Lamp Plant in Virginia in 60 days, The Winchester (Va.) Star reported. The likely closing date would be July 2010. Meantime, company employees have a chance to submit ideas to keep the plant open. Officials said the ideas would be seriously considered. The plant employs 203 people, about half of them eligible for retirement...

2009-05-09 14:01:53

The European Union is set to ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs, forcing consumers to buy more energy efficient alternatives, officials said. Taken off store shelves by September will be conventional 100 and 60 watt pearl bulbs, as well as frosted 25 watt and 40 watt bulbs, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Shoppers will be forced to buy low energy compact fluorescent lamps or low energy halogen bulbs. Other clear bulbs which have low energy-efficient ratings will be phased out by...

2009-04-06 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 40 years since Earth Day was first observed, we've seen a series of products and services bring energy-saving alternatives to households around the world. From the catalytic converter, to nationwide recycling programs, to energy-saving functions in home appliances, these innovative, eco-friendly advances have enabled each of us to conserve precious natural resources and protect our planet. The latest milestone in this series is the Pharox LED...

2009-03-28 11:05:19

Some U.S. energy experts say the push to lower the price of compact fluorescent light bulbs has led manufacturers to use cheap components. Somebody decides to save a little money somewhere and suddenly we have hundreds of thousands of (bulb) failures, said Victor Roberts, an independent expert in Burnt Hills, N.Y., who conducts failure analysis testing on light bulbs. Compact fluorescent bulbs comprise 11 percent of the market for bulbs in the United States, but consumers increasingly...

2008-12-02 08:00:00

First Annualized National Lighting Survey Spotlights Need to Educate Americans on Energy-Efficient Options DANVERS, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study, released today, revealed that 78 percent of Americans are unaware of the federal legislation put in place last year to phase out the incandescent light bulb, starting in 2012. The First Annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey, commissioned by lighting technology and solutions leader, OSRAM SYLVANIA, a division of Siemens AG, is the...

2008-09-05 15:00:26

Engineers and University of Canterbury friends Chris Mardon and Tom Mackenzie founded Christchurch-based Energy Mad Ltd in 2004. With extensive market research, design and development, they "engineered out" all of the flaws of early models of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and developed the Ecobulb - a high-power factor, high- performance, energy-saving bulb. Energy Mad started by testing 100 CFLs in 2004, selecting the best of these for advanced development to meet New Zealand consumer...