The Incandescent Light Bulb, Chronicle of a Disappearance Foretold.

When it happens, will cost more than one citizen to believe it, but in three years leave retailers see classics incandescent light bulbs. The European Union already has launched the process, approving a plan for the withdrawal of these bulbs in all its scope. The time limit is three years, which, whenever you want us to realize, the incandescent light bulb will have passed to history, something that will happen the first day of September of the year 2012.

Applying this measure will be an important energy saving as well as a ecological benefit, Since CO2 emissions would be reduced considerably. Nor should we lose sight of which would mean savings for domestic economies, since the use of energy saving light bulbs also reduce the electricity bill.

But since I began to talk about this issue to my one question comes to my head, and is that the light bulbs emit a light much poorer that the traditional, then would lose quality in lighting? The answer is still unclear, but apparently industry is putting all the meat on the spit to improve certain properties of the halogen and fluorescent bulbs. Let us hope that this translates into a greater luminosity and a faster ignition.

You will get the time to renew the bulbs and the citizen will be forced to make a great initial disbursement. Apparently the Spanish will receive an incentive which translates in the cast from the month of February of more than 20 million energy saving light bulbs to users. This distribution will be made by discount vouchers in the electricity bill, at the rate of one bulb per household in 2009 and again in 2010.

It is a gesture of thanks, but in my opinion is in that, one good intention rather than a real help. At the end we will be users who will have to cope with the expenditure involved in the replacement of all household bulbs. We are sure that we would get a subsidy translated into a reduction in the price of them, at least for a time with more joy.

One of the issues of concern is the fact that the compact fluorescent lamps contain Mercury, some five milligrams each, which is should educate citizens on the need for recycling, to effective dots for disposal should be.

Some companies have already put the batteries, trying to reduce this content, in the case of Phillips, or installing containers for pickup in-store, as it has done IKEA.

Now we’ll see how it goes this progressive change, although I fear causing an effect of accumulation, with massive purchases of incandescent light bulbs, which occurs before certain events, such as transport strikes and imminent price rises in some cases.