The lighting industry is starting off the New Year with new regulations. Some say it’s a funeral for the incandescent bulb and others say it’s a step forward for a “greener” environment—but the truth is that the production of incandescent bulbs has ended.
The demise of the “Thomas Edison era” began in 2007 with the passage of the >didn’t directly ban traditional incandescent bulbs, the crux of it raised energy efficiency standards drastically, so manufacturing them is nearly impossible.
Despite having seven years to prepare, only four in 10 people in the U.S. knew the latest phase-out was coming, according to a survey fromSylvania. The biggest changes have been recent: In 2013, the majority of 100- and 60-watt bulbs began to phase out, and as of Jan. 1, 2014, 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs are no longer in production.
This major change directly affects both our customers and us—and our most pressing concern is keeping our customers supplied with the lighting they need to keep their businesses running at peak performance. Bulb Direct currently has stock of incandescent bulbs in a wide variety of wattages and sizes. In addition, we have plenty of suitable replacements and are available to help guide you into the future of non-incandescent lighting.
While the transition may not be always easy, you can count on the experts at Bulb Direct to make it as smooth and cost-effective as possible. If you have any questions about purchasing incandescent bulbs or making the change to fluorescents or LED lighting please visit our website or contact one of our experts today.