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 2005Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia and Ireland began their phase out in 2009
- Philippines phased out by 2010Italy phase out began 2010
- India will phase out by 2012U.K. phases out by 2011Finland phases out as of 2011Argentina, 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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