1924. LIGHTING CARTEL ESTABLISHED
Major light bulb manufacturers set up the Phoebus cartel, which aimed to raise prices and reduce lamp lifetime by 50% to 1000 hours. It is the first documented example of planned obsolescence, where new products are designed with a shorter lifespan than the previous versions.
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