It's lights out for halogen lightbulbs following a ban imposed by the European Union. From September 1, retailers will no longer be able to replace stocks of the lightbulbs, in a bid to encourage people to choose more environmentally friendly LEDs or compact fluorescent lightbulbs instead. Halogen lightbulbs are being gradually phased out, which means homeowners will soon start having to replace the ones they have. So why is there a ban and can LED lights fit in sockets used for halogen bulbs? Here's everything you need to know: Why is there a ban? The move comes as pressure builds on the EU to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions. Halogen lamps use around five times the amount of energy of LED lamps. The EU's ban is part of its commitment to rein in CO2 emissions and reduce its carbon footprint. When is the ban? From September 1, non-directional halogen lamps, including standard pear or candle-shaped bulbs, will be phased out. The EU already banned less energy … [Read more...] about EU halogen lightbulb ban: Everything you need to know
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The halogen lightbulb ban: what you need to know BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Halogen lightbulbs are about to be relegated to history. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/the-halogen-lightbulb-ban-what-you-need-to-know-37266156.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37266153.ece/0323a/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_a8b1fd83-a186-4367-b754-f3190d155643_1 Email Halogen lightbulbs are about to be relegated to history. Here are the key facts about the ban. What is the ban? From September 1 non-directional halogen lamps, including standard pear or candle-shaped bulbs, will be phased out, after incandescent bulbs went in 2009 and halogen spotlight bulbs, or GU10s, went in 2016. Why are halogen bulbs being banned? They are extremely inefficient in their use of electricity. Halogen lamps use around five times the amount of energy of LED lamps. The EU’s ban is part of its commitment to rein in CO2 emissions and reduce its carbon footprint. Do I have to replace all my … [Read more...] about The halogen lightbulb ban: what you need to know
On the eve of the biggest game of their lives, we asked the coaches, managers and mentors for Gareth Southgate’s squad to reveal the untold stories behind their inspirational journeys. Trent Alexander-Arnold Ben Woodburn, his team-mate at Liverpool We first played together at Liverpool for the under-16s. It was a really good team under Pep Ljinders and we only lost once that season. Trent would do anything to win. He was angry as captain. He has calmed down a bit since then. If you had said a year ago this was going to happen, probably we’d have said no. But watching him last season it did not surprise me one bit. He has become a role model for every academy player at Liverpool and it is credit to all the coaches there. They make it a tough but fun working environment and make you ready for the next step. Before he left, I told Trent, ‘When you come on for England try and score for your country as quickly as I did for Wales’. I have FaceTimed him a few … [Read more...] about Revealed: The untold stories of how England’s young guns were set on the road to World Cup glory
Rebekah Vardy is never far from the headlines - whether it's making an appearance on ITV show Loose Women or her stint in the jungle. But who is Rebekah Vardy? And what is she most famous for? 36-year-old Rebekah is best known for being the wife of LCFC star Jamie Vardy, who is 31. Known as Becky to her mates, the outspoken mum-of-four has made a name for herself by regularly appearing on panel shows like Loose Women. The brunette is also known for her fiery online rants against social media trolls. So what else do you need to know about the celeb ahead of her reality TV debut? Here is everything you need to know about Rebekah Vardy . Time Line Everything you need to know about Rebekah Vardy A celeb is bornThe star was born Rebekah Miranda Nicholson in February 1982. She spent her childhood moving from city to city and has lived in Norwich, Reading, and Oxford. Tough early years Rebekah has spoken about having a tough time growing up. Her parents split up when she was 11, and after … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Rebekah Vardy
Birmingham & Black Country By Riyah Collins BBC News 5 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-44331179 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A shopper was recently ordered to remove his flat cap, or leave a convenience store. Once the preserve of men of a certain age, these days flat caps can often be … [Read more...] about When is it acceptable to wear a flat cap?