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No longer the light of our lives: The 60 Watt bulb sees production ban.

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 1st September 2011

Today the production of the old-style clear tungsten bulb has been banned in an effort to encourage people to buy more energy efficient light bulbs.

Although the suggested energy efficiency bulbs could help you save some penny’s on your electricity bill, the majority of those affected have been describing their mad dashed to the store to stock up on the traditional 60 W bulb.

The impact of the ban on has said to be the equivalent of ‘taking seven million cars off the road’ commented Gunther Oettinger, the EU’s Energy Commissioner as the light consumes too much energy for the light they produce. ‘The average family can ‘easily’ save EURO50 a year on their electricity bill.’

Others aren’t so convinced; “Although it won't solve my problem forever, I have been bulk buying the 'old style' bulbs,” one blogger called Morglin wrote online this week.

The ban has been introduced in a bid to meet the government’s carbon targets in a reduction of carbon emission of 20% by 2020.

What do you think? Will you miss the traditional bulb or are you in favour of the modern energy efficient light?


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