Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New light bulb regulations light up the New Year

New regulations are phasing out less energy efficient incandescent light bulbs with new more energy efficient light bulbs.

Starting January 1st, the incandescent light bulbs will phased out for new greener technology.

The first to be blacked out is the 100-watt bulbs, in 2013 the 75-watt bulbs, and in 2014 the 60-watt bulbs. The changes to light bulb regulations were part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and was signed into law on December 19, 2007 by George W. Bush.

The law requires new environmental standards when it comes to light bulbs. According to the Washington Post, the law does not remove incandescent light bulbs off of store shelves - they just need to comply to new energy efficient standards. In addition to the newer higher-efficiency incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs will be the new greener replacements.

Source: Digital Journal

3 comments:

  1. Yes, that's a main point that should not be forgotten...
    the 2012 sale of regular 100W incandescents was never banned.
    Only the manufacture and import.

    Since stores (you too?) are/were stocking up, the recent Congress funding amendment by Republicans (against 100W bulb ban implementation) will not change things for consumers short term
    amendment
    effects and regulation explanation


    But the amendment was not pointless:
    It means Congressmen are forced to look again at the whole issue in the fall of election year 2012.

    Long term is a different story:
    incandescent technology for ordinary lamps, including Halogens, will effectively be banned,
    on the mandated 45 lumen per Watt end regulation standard

    Further explanation of light bulb regulations,
    official links,
    and updates on the 7 US local state repeal bills (legislated Texas)
    Ceolas.net/#li01inx
    .

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