The European Union has turned out the light on a glowing version of Rolls-Royce's "Spirit of Ecstasy" hood ornament.
The ultraluxury brand has discontinued the $4,558 option, which it has offered since 2013, on vehicles sold in Europe in response to a crackdown on light pollution. Everyone who bought the illuminated ornament will receive a refund and an unlit, stainless steel replacement.
"Sadly, we are telling our customers that we will by law have to disconnect their Spirit of Ecstasy," a spokesperson told CarBuzz. "We felt it our moral obligation. We sold this option in very good faith. We are forced to retract it now through no fault of our own."