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Compact fluorescent lampsWrongly called "neon", they make visible UV light by projecting it through a wall covered with fluorescent powder. These lamps have a lifespan of 6,000 to 12,000 hours and produce less heat than a halogen bulb. There are many models of this type on the market, but legislation is almost non-existent. Many labels are therefore misleading and advertise erroneous performance. Another point of controversy, these bulbs contain mercury, a poison which must be recycled. Finally, the electromagnetic fields they give off are subject to controversy.
Light emitting diodesIf they have not yet found their place as a real source of lighting in the house, their use in decorative lighting is in full swing. They diffuse bright colors, more decorative than functional. Pending the definitive disappearance of our current bulbs planned by the European calendar and the appearance of clear standards, you can consult the guide "topten" of the most environmentally friendly products implemented by WWF and L'Ademe. www.guide-topten.com
Important dates in the calendar for the removal of incandescent bulbs:
-June 30, 2009 : withdrawal from sale in France of conventional incandescent bulbs -September 1, 2009 : This measure applies to other countries of the union -December 31, 2009 : withdrawal in France of classic incandescent lamps from 75W-September 1, 2010 : Clear halogen lamps of 60W are prohibited in Europe as well as conventional incandescent lamps of 60W -1st September 2011: 40W halogen lamps are prohibited -September 1, 2012 : 25W halogen lamps are in turn prohibited as well as conventional incandescent lamps-September 1, 2013 : ban on so-called unusual base lamps -1st September 2016 : Europe bans class C lamps