Stores in the European Union are, from Tuesday on, not allowed to order glow bulbs of over 100 Watt. The glow bulbs will be replaced by energy-efficient lamps, halogeen and other types of lighting. The countries of the European Union want to save electricity with this plan. Stores have untill September 2010 to sell there glow bulbs of over 75 Watt. One year more they have to sell the glow bulbs of over 60 Watt. In September 2012, the last glow bulbs will disappear out of the stores (plus 25 Watt).
Energy-efficient lamps and LED-lighting are the alternatives for the glow bulbs. In The Netherlands there was no run for the glow bulbs of over 100Watt. In Germany there are a lot of DIY-stores and other light distributors who purchased the heavy lighting, to extend the availability of the heavy glow bulbs.