Wednesday, 28 February 2007

EU Manufacturers Planning to Phase Out Incandescent Lightbulbs

Europe's largest lighting manufacturers are working on an agreement to phase out the production of energy-hungry incandescent light bulbs. The European Union is encouraging the increased use of compact fluorescent bulbs, which consume 1/3 to 1/5 as much electricity.

The announcement by the chief executive of Royal Philips Electronics NV's lighting division follows moves last week by the Australian government to ban incandescent bulbs within three years.