Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Incandescent bulbs switched off

‘The humble incadescent light bulb is about to become history as Australia dumps it in favour of more energy efficient technology.

Federal Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the standard incandescent light bulb, which has been around for 125 years, will be phased out by 2009.

It will be replaced by the compact fluorescent bulb, which costs $5 more but is around 80 per cent more energy efficient.

Mr Turnbull said new standards will be in place by 2009.’

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