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Lights out for 100w bulbs

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100 watt light bulbs are being phased out from shops in a voluntary scheme to persuade people to buy low-energy bulbs.

A European Union report has recommended banning conventional incandescent light bulbs by 2012 to save energy and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.

Robert Hall reports.

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