The ban begins on 1 January 2014, and is expected to push people towards using energy-efficient LED alternatives. It is part of a plan to phase out inefficient lighting, originally announced in December 2008.
The ministry has allocated US$28 million (€20.3 million) to support low-income households or organisations adopt energy-efficient lighting solutions. The switch is expected to save users 82 per cent in operating costs.
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