The death of the incandescent light bulb
News from Globe and Mail:

Those who love the warm glow of incandescent light bulbs have one year left to indulge their passion. The Canadian government is set to follow the lead of other industrialized countries and ban the old bulbs in favour of energy-efficient alternatives such as compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).

CFLs have been around for over 20 years, but it’s only recently that governments have begun to force them onto consumers with legislation that outlaws the alternatives. Australia and Europe began phasing out incandescent bulbs in 2009. The United States banned the manufacture of 100-watt incandescent bulbs at the start of 2012 (without any enforcement provisions yet). And Canada is set to end the sale of 75- and 100-watt bulbs in January, 2014, followed by 40- and 60-watt bulbs at the end of the year.

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