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Energy 19-03-2018

Smart lamppost ‘revolution’ could save Europe €2.1bn a year

Switching Europe's aging streetlight network with smart lampposts could slash electricity bills by up to €2.1bn a year and deliver energy savings of between 50-70%. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
Energy 12-10-2017

Policymakers set eyes on next wave of EU lighting laws

Almost ten years after the European Union banned incandescent light bulbs, policymakers are turning their attention to less immediate aspects of lighting – ranging from productivity gains in the workplace and classrooms to human well-being and even emotional health.

Light bulbs eco label misused, green NGO claims

"Eco" branded light bulbs are not as energy efficient as advertised in stores across the EU, an investigation conducted by environmental group Coolproducts has found.
Energy 31-08-2012

Light goes out for incandescent bulbs

After more than a century lighting up the world, the switch will be flicked off across the EU for the final time on incandescent bulbs on Saturday as the phased ban on their sale is completed.
Energy 25-08-2010

Consumers in dark as light bulb phase-out continues

As the EU's phase-out of energy-guzzling light bulbs prepares to move into a second phase in September, consumer organisations are calling for an education campaign and a better disposal system. 

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