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Eco-bulb cost to treble: Makers cash in as the ban on old-style bulbs kicks in

Posted By admin On January 3, 2011 @ 5:05 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
Jan 3, 2011

The price of energy-saving light bulbs will treble as the final supplies of traditional bulbs dry up, industry experts have warned.

The move comes as Britain is gearing up to phase out the last incandescent light bulbs in an effort to meet climate change targets.

The EU has already banned shops from buying stocks of 100watt bulbs and stopped them stocking up on any type of frosted incandescent bulbs.

From September it will prevent retailers buying in 60watt bulbs. By 2012 all incandescent bulbs will be banned – forcing shoppers to buy low-energy alternatives for almost all the light fittings in their homes.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343554/Eco-bulb-cost-treble-Makers-cash-ban-old-style-bulbs-kicks-in.html

[2] Frosted light bulbs to be banned by EU: http://www.prisonplanet.com/frosted-light-bulbs-to-be-banned-by-eu.html

[3] Lights go out as Britain bids farewell to the traditional bulb despite health fears about eco-bulbs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lights-go-out-as-britain-bids-farewell-to-the-traditional-bulb-despite-health-fears-about-eco-bulbs.html

[4] New green compliant 60-watt LED bulb to cost $15: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-green-compliant-60-watt-led-bulb-to-cost-15.html

[5] EU Launches 1984-Style Crackdown On Light Bulbs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-launches-1984-style-crackdown-on-light-bulbs.html

[6] Consumer groups call for end to EU light bulb ban: http://www.prisonplanet.com/consumer-groups-call-for-end-to-eu-light-bulb-ban.html

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