Philips to stop selling standard fluorescent lights
As of July 2009, Philips will sell only energy-saving fluorescent tubes and fittings.16 October 2008
THE NETHERLANDS -- Royal Philips Electronics will stop selling standard fluorescent lights from July 2009.
The global electronics firm and the world's number one lighting producer will sell only energy-efficient compact fluorescent tubes which last 2,000 hours longer than their standard counterparts and contain 75 percent less mercury.
Philips also intends to sell only energy-saving fittings.
The company says the two measures will deliver a significant environmental advantage and lead to annual energy savings equivalent to the power used by 50,000 households.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]