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Illumination & Displays

Researchers shine beam of light on the future

Financial Times
24 November 2009

Compact fluorescents (CFL) have a part to play in reducing the power used for lighting, but light emitting diodes (LED) look set to be the long-term replacement for both CFLs and traditional incandescent bulbs.

According to Andrew Warren, director of the UK Association for the Conservation of Energy, the shift to using CFLs represents a "step change" in how lighting is regarded. "A bulb is no longer seen as a disposable item, but as a consumer durable."

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