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File photo of a traditional incandescent light bulb pictured at an apartment in Munich August 31, 2009. A German entrepreneur is bypassing a European Union ban on light bulbs with more than 60 watts by marketing his own brand as mini heaters. Siegfried Rotthaeuser and his brother-in-law have come up with a legal way of importing and distributing 75 and 100 watt light bulbs -- by producing them in China, importing them as "small heating devices" and selling them as "heatballs". To improve energy efficiency, the EU banned the sale of bulbs with over 60 watts from September -- to the annoyance of the mechanical engineer from the western city of Essen. TO GO WITH REUTERS LIFE! GERMANY-HEATBALLS/ REUTERS/Michael Dalder/Files (GERMANY BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)