25 Feb '12, 1am

Home Energy Magazine - Blog :: New Energy-Saving Bulbs Are Coming -- Here's How You Find the Right O

Home Energy Magazine - Blog :: New Energy-Saving Bulbs Are Coming -- Here's How You Find the Right O

Come January 1st, a new light bulb standard goes into effect that gradually phase out the 125-year-old inefficient incandescent bulbs. The old 100W bulb as we used to know it will go away in 2012 and be replaced by more efficient incandescent bulbs as well as other energy saving bulbs such as CFLs and LEDs. The old 75W incandescents will be phased out in 2013 and the 60 and 40W bulbs in 2014. Back in 2007, these standards were signed into law by President Bush with broad bipartisan support and will require new bulbs to be roughly 30% more energy efficient. These standards have huge benefits and will cut our nation’s electric bill by approximately $13 billion/year and eliminate the need for 30 large power plants. Well guess what, January 1, 2012 is around the corner and there continues to be a lot of misinformation out there. Let me be clear: Consumers will continue to have...

Full article: http://www.homeenergy.org/show/blog/nav/blog/id/207

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