On December 8, 2008, experts from European Union member states endorsed the European Commission’s proposals for a regulation that will lead to the progressive phase-out of incandescent lamps starting in 2009 and finishing at the end of 2012 (see www.ledsmagazine.com/news/6/1/15
). The regulation (scheduled for formal adoption by the Commission in March 2009) targets lamps typically used in households - in particular incandescent lamps, halogen lamps and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) - by setting minimum energy efficiency and functionality requirements.
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This article was published in the January/February 2009 issue of LEDs Magazine.
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