Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Australia To Ban Incandescent Bulbs

This is the type of bold move we need in this country.

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia will be the world’s first country to ban incandescent light bulbs in a bid to curb greenhouse gas emissions, with the government saying on Tuesday they would be phased out within three years.

British and Californian lawmakers also have been lobbying for bans on incandescent light bulbs, which lose much of their energy as heat.


I've already replaced the incandescent bulb in my bathroom with a compact fluorescent bulb and will replace the rest in my apartment as soon I replace the dimmer switches (compact fluorescent bulbs do not work with dimmers).

C'mon, won't you join me and help the environment?

Here's a link to California's State Assembly Members:
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3 Comments:

Blogger Jim said...

You can actually use some CFLs with dimmer switches, though I imagine they cost a bit more up-front.

GE has a little bit about this:
http://www.gelighting.com/na/home_lighting/ask_us/faq_compact.htm#dimmer

10:47 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Jim, you are so right. But I think I'll stick with the standard switch for my apartment. Those CFLs sound a bit expensive, I bet.

9:22 AM  
Blogger darling24_7 said...

:) Those dimmer switches are good. Maybe not in all the rooms.

I recommend the bedroom :)

Cheers!

12:19 PM  

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