Economy, Business And Markets

Incandescent Bulb Production, Imports Banned

Incandescent Bulb Production, Imports BannedIncandescent Bulb Production, Imports Banned

The government has banned the production and import of incandescent light bulbs in the current Iranian year (started March 20), according to the Energy Efficiency Organization of Iran.

The decision has been made to enhance the quality of lighting products and support customers’ rights, Mehr News Agency reported.

The operation license of all producers of 40-watt incandescent bulbs and above will be repealed by December 16, by which time producers will have to stop their production lines. Moreover, no import registration of this kind of light bulb is permitted.

Incandescent light bulbs make use of outdated technology that makes them hazardous to the environment. They are energy-intensive and impose extra expenses on families, which can be avoided by replacing them with more efficient and cost-friendly bulbs.