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Global Legislation to Phase-Out Incandescent Lamps

Energy Independence And Security Act of 2007 phases out inefficient incandescent lamps starting in 2010 and with 100W in 2012 and 60W & 40W in 2014
  • Phases out lamps between 40 and 150 watts within the two year time line
  • Requires light bulb makers to improve the efficiency of incandescent bulbs by 25 percent.
  • Phase II of this will start in 2020, which will effect all general purpose bulbs

Canada, European Union and other countries have enacted similar policies, examples of incandescent lamp bans:

  • Brazil and Venezuela phase out started in 2005
  • Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia and Ireland began their phase out in 2009
  • Philippines phased out by 2010
  • Italy phase out began 2010
  • India will phase out by 2012
  • U.K. phases out by 2011
  • Finland phases out as of 2011
  • Argentina, Russia and Canada will phase out in 2012
  • All members of the EU will phase out by 2012

China agreed to phase out incandescent production over the next 10 years

  • China accounts for 75% to 90% of world light bulb manufacturing
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