Australia has become the first country in the world to ban incandescent light bulbs. The simple light bulb, unchanged since Edison unleashed unnatural lighting on an unsuspecting world over one hundred years ago, won't meet the new energy standards being enacted in the country. By 2009, you will only be able to purchase compact flourscent bulbs for your artificial lighting needs.
The new bulbs are certainly brighter and use less energy, but they're a bit annoying. I have several in my apartment and they seem to cause static on my am and shortwave radios.
Perhaps I need to hoard some old fashioned bulbs to use when I want to listen to the BBC or WSM-AM.
article at MSNBC