Europe Turns The Lights Off On Energy Wasting Bulbs


It looks like there is a new antique in Europe, the light bulb. The European Union has begun to phase out the traditional cheap light bulbs most households still use, especially here in the US. As stated on September 1st of this year the movement seeks to improve energy efficiency by 20% by the start of 2020. The Union has ordered that factories to halt the production of 100-watt clear bulbs in favor of new energy efficient bulbs that consume up to 80 percent less energy; shops will be allowed to continue to sell preexisting stock. Be tres European (not to mention a step ahead of your neighbors) with energy efficient light bulbs. The company Energy Star, makers of such light bulbs, says:


An ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) will save about $30 over its lifetime and pay for itself in about 6 months. It uses 75 percent less energy and lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb.
With these bulbs it looks like going green, can save you some green, green you can use towards some new modern lighting for your new modern outlook!
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