The Canadian government plans to ban the incandescent light bulb in 2012. The compact fluorescent bulb (CFL) is being promoted as a replacement. This is, of course, part of the lunatic politics of global warming.
A similar ban is being imposed in the U.S.A. where the use of CFLs is also being legislated. Representative Ted Poe of Texas isn't happy and wants the American people to be aware of
Some important facts about compact fluorescent bulbs
[H/t: Vinney Di]