Fast Approaching Ban On Tungsten Filament Bulbs
on: August 24, 2009, 12:09 pm
P Thompson/GW SUpplies
Get Ready for the Ban on Tungsten Filament Bulbs says GW
Supplies - Lighting and
Dartford based GW supplies provide electrical supplies to the trade and public. They
are concerned that many UK households aren't prepared for the imminent removal from
sale of most tungsten light bulbs.
Due to an EuP directive all non clear tungsten bulbs will be banned from manufacture
from 1st September 09. This means pearl, frosted and opal bulbs of all shapes and
wattages will be removed from sale. 100W clear bulbs are also being discontinued.
Many UK consumers have delayed moving over to energy efficient bulbs because of
compatibility issues with their light fittings or dimmer switches. GW supplies
stocks a wide range of low energy compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) that replace most
old fashioned light bulbs. Consumers can choose from a wide range of high quality
MEGAMAN bulbs including candle lamps and dimmable bulbs that are compatible with
standard dimmers, provided you check the minimum dimming wattage on your dimmer and
stay within the limits.
GW supplies is also concerned that consumers may try to mix old fashioned bulbs and
energy efficient bulbs in the same light fitting. Consumers are advised to replace
all the bulbs in a light fitting with suitable compact fluorescent bulbs, this will
give a more aesthetically pleasing effect and eliminate any compatibility issues.
The good news is that the light output of this new generation of bulbs is the same
(if not brighter) than the equivalent tungsten filament lamp but uses 5 times less
energy i.e. 11W energy saving bulb = 60W tungsten bulb.
To see the full range of high quality, good value long life MEGAMAN lamps visit
Gurney & White Ltd at www.gwsupplies.co.uk.
GW supplies also have a wide range of ECO freindly products available at http://www.gwsupplies.co.uk/eco
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