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100 watt light bulb stopping

100 Watt Bulb – lights out, forever

September 2009 saw the end of manufacture for the 100 watt BC light bulb. The European Union has placed a ban on the sale of 100 watt light bulbs with the enforcement of Energy Saving alternatives.

They want the traditional 100 watt light bulb (in production since the 19th century – over 100 years!) to be replaced with the longer lasting Energy Saving Bulbs which use 80% less energy than the traditional light bulbs such as the 100 watt pearl or clear bulbs.

All incandescent light bulbs stop by 2012

The EU along with the Energy Saving Trust are enforcing a ban on all other forms of incandescent bulbs by 2012.

This includes the 20 watt, 40 watt and 60 watt bulbs you usually use throughout your house.

The Energy Saving Trust believe you can save up to £37.00 per year on your energy bills as well as 124kg of CO2.

Take a look at our Energy Saving Calculator for more information on how much you can save.

100 watt light bulbs

Although manufacture has been stopped, we have a large stock still available, and we’re selling them at an extremely good price – 45p!

So if you want to get them while they’re still around, we have 100 watt light bulbs, available for you now.

100 watt Energy Saver equivalent

So with all these changes what is the equivalent to the 100 watt light bulb?

The 100 watt light bulb equivalent is the 20 watt BC energy saving bulb or the 20 watt ES energy saving light bulb.

These last longer, provide the same level of lighting and they are better for the environment and your wallet!

Don’t want Energy Savers just yet? Then take a look at our GLS standard light bulb range, including the 100 watt light bulb in pearl and clear types, bayonet and screw in.