Tuesday, January 10, 2012

(Hopefully) Ending the Confusion: The Incandescent Bulb “Ban”

First things first, let’s explain those quotation marks: we use the term “ban,” for the action about to affect 100-watt incandescent bulbs, for two reasons. First, the old bulbs will still be in use and on shelves, probably for several years – they just won’t be manufactured anymore. Secondly, as explained in this article, the action may not turn out to have legs after all – the last spending bill cut funding for enforcement of the measure. This means that the rule will still be on the books, but, effectively, there will be no penalties for flouting it.

But all is not lost for energy efficiency: General Electricplans to comply with the standards anyway, and manufacturers are also figuring out ways to produce incandescent bulbs that do comply with the efficiency directive. Other options, of course, include compact fluorescents (CFLs), and LED bulbs. Whatever the result, and whatever your choice, Bulb Direct is ready to meet your lighting needs – contact us today!

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