The federal government will ban the sale of inefficient lightbulbs by 2012 in a move to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases, Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn says.
I'm wondering because regular fluorescents don't work well in the cold. I'm not sure that Cuba has too many -25 days.
Ineffective they weren't ineffective ,the reason is because the Primer Minsters Third cousin once removed , owns the other new bulb company and cousin"Step" said if he ever got to be the big Head cheese he'd let cousin Freedy monopolize the light bulb world
I Heard this through a Friend of a Friends of theirs
The compacts work pretty good in the cold, much better than regular tubes. There are dimmable compacts but I've never tried one. I have changed most of my house over to compacts. I do have halogen under cabinet lights and some pot lights as well. I hope the don't pull these too or I'm into some $$$ for fixtures.
They cannot completely ban all incandescents, the technology doesn't exist to replace all types of incadescents with flourescent. Although great advances in LED lights have become more economical lately.
Someone mentioned seizures. People are used to associating flourescent light with a "cool white" color. Flourescent *flicker free* bulbs in a wide variety of colors (temperature) hav been available for years.
If you change 80% of your bulbs into energy saving bulbs, you will be surprised as to how much your electric bill will go down.
Instead of banning incandescents, the government should provide incentives to switchover.