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Correcting Kiplinger

Correcting Kiplinger

I was just reading the January 24, 2014 issue of The Kiplinger Letter and noticed a glaring error in the reporting about lightbulb efficiency standards in the “Green Business” section of the letter.  The letter states: But energy-saving lightbulbs are in for a setback.  The recent budget deal passed by Congress pulls the plug on an earlier law requiring that incandescent bulbs be phased out in favor of efficient but pricey technology, such as light-emitting diodes.   Read more [...]
New Year, New Light Bulb, Same Requirements

New Year, New Light Bulb, Same Requirements

As of January 1, the transition to more energy efficient lighting entered the next phase. As of this date, production of the 40 watt and 60 watt incandescent light bulb changed, due to federal energy efficiency requirements that came into place as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007(EISA). This law requires that standard 40 watt and 60 watt incandescent bulbs are 28 percent more efficient. So, what does this mean? These more energy efficient incandescent bulbs will only use 29 Read more [...]
Sorting Out The Rumors Surrounding 40- and 60-watt Incandescent Light Bulbs

Sorting Out The Rumors Surrounding 40- and 60-watt Incandescent Light Bulbs

I’ve seen numerous reports recently touting the end of incandescent lighting.  Borrowing a line from Mark Twain, the rumor surrounding the death of incandescent bulbs has been greatly exaggerated. The source for the recent transition to more energy efficient lighting is the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-140 better known as EISA).  The portion of the law impacting “General Purpose Incandescent Lamps” is in TITLE III—ENERGY SAVINGS THROUGH Read more [...]