60w Incandescent Lamps Are Off The Market

Despite the higher cost, the other options are cheaper bulbs and last much longer

At Ingo Maurer lamp, lamps look like angels. The fun piece of design was used on the dining room table in the AMZ project Architects (photo: Maira Acayaba/home and garden)

Now it’s official. From July 1 will no longer be possible to buy 60 watt incandescent lamps, the most commonly used by Brazilians.

The 24 and 40 watt incandescent also no longer produced, but can be sold until 30 June 2016. The of 75W and 100W are no longer marketed since June of last year.

60w Incandescent Lamps Are Off The Market

The change is carried out according to the schedule established by the Interministerial Ordinance 1007 of the ministries of mines and energy, science, technology and innovation and the development industry and foreign trade, December 2010, which set minimum indexes of luminous efficiency for manufacture, import and sale of incandescent bulbs in Brazil.

The inspection will be made at retail by the Office of weights and measures (Ipem) and delegates of the National Institute of metrology, quality and technology (Inmetro). Manufacturers, importers and traders who fail to comply with the law can be fined in values ranging from R $100 R $1.5 million.

Alternatives to incandescent lamp

From now on, you have three options of domestic light bulbs: compact fluorescents, halogen and incandescent light. Learn about the types of lamps here. Although more expensive, they spend less energy and last longer.According to Inmetro, a family that lives in a two-bedroom house spends, on average, R $20 a R $30 per month to illuminate the residence with incandescent bulbs of 60W. This spending would fall to only $ $4 with the exchange for CFLs.