Lighting accounts for 19% of electricity consumption worldwide.

The EU has banned old-style incandescent bulbs of 100W and higher and started switching to greener lighting.

It is gradually removing all wasteful bulbs from the European market and new energy efficient and ecofriendly lighting technologies, as LEDs, start to replace them

By 2020, this will save enough energy to power 11 million households a year, while cutting average household electricity bills by €25/50 a year.

 

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