update 1-russia to ban incandescent light bulbs from 2014
Plan to phase out standard bulbs * ban 100-
70-watt light bulb from 2011
Since 2013, Watt designed to save energy reflects the EU\'s plan (
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Moscow, October 8 (Reuters)-
Russia plans to ban the production and sale of all types of incandescent lamps from January.
Economic Minister Elvira Nabiullina said on Thursday it was a 2014 effort to reduce energy consumption.
The ban will be the final phase of Russia\'s plan to phase out high standards
Energy bulbs and mirrors the EU is already shifting to less energy --
Dense light source.
Nabiullina said at a press conference that from January, the production and sale of incandescent lamps with power exceeding 100 Watts will be banned, which accounts for about 14% of all Russian bulbs. 1, 2011. From Jan.
1, 2013 incandescent lamps with a power of more than 75 Watts will also follow.
Since Thomas Edison\'s first commercial production in 1879, there has been little change in traditional incandescent lamps.
About 50 years ago, efficiency gains reached their limits.
European homes have turned to more efficient halogen LED (light-emitting diode)
And fluorescent CFL lamps.
The EU plans to phase out incandescent lamps by 2012.
Industry agencies say the EU could lose thousands of jobs, mainly in Eastern Europe, as the new rules are good for China
Manufacturer of CFL bulbs.
Other major bulb manufacturers include General Electric (GE. N), Philips (PHG. AS)Toshiba Corporation (6502. T)and Siemens (SIEGn. DE)unit Osram.
The bulb is also the main consumer of tungsten wire, a hard metal used for fine wire.
\"In terms of the second and third phases, the targets of 2013 and 2014 will not be strictly fixed in law,\" devolkov, senior economic assistant to the Kremlin, said at the same briefing.
\"We need to see how the first phase works. . .
But I think this timetable is totally realistic . \"(
Works by Robin Parkston, editor of Will Waterman)