31 Dec '11, 5am

[Prod/Sustainablity] Survey Shows Majority Aware of Incandescent Phase-Out

Newsbrief from Environmental Building News Survey Shows Majority Aware of Incandescent Phase-Out By Evan Dick As incandescent bulbs are phased out, Sylvania is conducting annual "socket surveys" to gauge America's preparedness. Since 2007, when Congress increased light bulb efficiency requirements, effectively phasing out conventional incandescent technology, light bulb manufacturer Sylvania has been conducting an annual consumer survey that gauges awareness of lighting options. Results from the 2011 survey show that for the first time, a majority of Americans (56%) are aware of the phase-out of incandescent bulbs. About half of those surveyed report that they plan to wait until after the phase-out to switch to more efficient bulbs. Most respondents reported excitement about the phase-out, but about one-third expressed concern. The survey also found that women, young adult...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2011/12/27/...

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