Lights dim as EU bans incandescent bulbs
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September 1 2009
The oddly dormant technology of incandescent lighting has not advanced since Thomas Edison’s 19th century experiments but still enjoys widespread use, despite modern fluorescent tubes requiring 80% less electricity.
Critics state however that they are more expensive than traditional bulbs and do not throw the same quality of light, triggering health complications in light sensitive individuals.
These issues can be addressed by use of “double envelope” fluorescent lights however.
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