EuP law "can switch off inefficient lamps"

Philips calls for effort under EU eco-design directive to phase out incandescent bulbs within ten years

Inefficient incandescent light bulbs can be phased out in Europe within ten years if EU governments and other stakeholders work together, manufacturer Philips said on Thursday.  The company called for action at a seminar on energy efficiency in Brussels.

Discussions should be held under the EuP, or eco-design of energy-using products, directive, said Philips Lighting boss Theo van Deursen.  The 2005 directive sets a framework for a series of product-specific eco-standards to be drawn up (EED 06/10/05).

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