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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 [...]
Saving Money & New Incandescent Light Bulbs

Saving Money & New Incandescent Light Bulbs

Over the last 2 years, consumers have experienced a significant increase in the number and variety of energy efficient options available to light their homes and businesses.   Starting January 1, 2014, new federal energy efficiency requirements come into force that will result in a further 28% improvement for the standard 60 and 40 watt incandescent bulbs.  These energy efficient incandescent bulbs will only use 43 and 29 watts, respectively, while providing the same level of Read more [...]