Legislation + Regulation

European Entrepreneur Has Solution to Incandescent Lamp Standards: Introducing the Heat Ball

A European entrepreneur is selling incandescent lamps as “heat balls” to get around the European ban going into effect this year. No, I’m not making this up!

We’ll probably see all sorts of shenanigans like this in 2012 when the U.S. standards start to go into effect.

What is so terrible about simply buying energy-saving halogen screw-in lamps if you don’t like CFLs? You get virtually the same performance but with 30% energy savings. I’d call that a win-win.

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Craig DiLouie


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