July is a way off, Earth Day is a bit closer, but it’s never too early to start planning – and we advocate energy efficiency year-round. Planning for what? As you’ve probably heard by now, you’ll be seeing some changes on the shelves when you shop for light bulbs, starting this summer. It’s a gradual phase-in, but something to be aware of. As a first step, companies will be ending production of traditional 100-watt incandescent bulbs in July, meaning that some of your options will be changing shortly after that.
- CFLs: Energy-efficient and long-lasting, these bulbs use 75% less power than incandescent.
- Energy-efficient Halogen/Incandescents: Meet federal standards for efficiency while providing the closest light output to old incandescent.
- LEDs: Premium energy efficiency – these can last up to 22 years in your home!
Of course, we’re always here at Bulb Direct to answer any more questions you may have – just get in touch!