Europe to Ban Energy-Wasting Lightbulbs

The EU plans to implement a phase-out of incandescent bulbs starting next year. They'll be replaced by long-lasting compact fluorescent ones

An energy-saving compact fluorescent lightbulb uses one-fifth of the energy required by a conventional incandescent bulb and lasts 10 times longer. It may cost a little more than a traditional lightbulb, but the investment pays for itself many times over. So why the heck do people continue using the antiquated bulbs, with their tungsten filament and quaint contact wires from another era?

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