Last part of bulb ban in effect

AOL Money Staff

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The final phase of a ban on traditional light bulbs which has now come into effect means retailers are no longer able to order new stock.

Consumers will soon be unable to buy 40W or 25W bulbs in what is the last stage of a phased programme which began in 2009 and has already seen 100W and 60W bulbs banned.

The EU directive is part of a wider effort to decrease the energy consumption of products. Incandescent bulbs are being targeted because they waste 95% of energy used as heat.