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Ban the (Fluorescent) Bulb?

Ban the (Fluorescent) Bulb? Governments are taking steps to remove CFLs from the market

“In September 2022, California banned the sale and distribution of fluorescent lamps over the next few years. In doing so, California joined Vermont, the European Union and soon, possibly, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Typically, when governments have wanted to shift the market toward more energy-efficient lighting, they have done so by enacting energy standards affecting manufacture and import. In December 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), for example, proposed new energy standards for general-service lamps expected to eliminate the majority of medium-base compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) from the market by the end of the decade.

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