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Are you still in the dark about the incandescent light bulb phase out?

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), was passed by Congress to encourage the use of more efficient light bulbs. Implementation was planned to take place over a three year span, starting with the phase out of 100 watt incandescent lamps in 2012, and continuing with the phase out of 75 watt incandescent lamps in 2013. January 1st of this year began the final stage, which will phase out the 40 watt and the 60 watt incandescent lamps. This will be the biggest change for consumers, since most bulbs that are purchased are from this category. The bulbs will be available as long as they last on retailer’s shelves, but will no longer be produced or imported.Graphic from ALA
The graphic shown here, from the American Lighting Assocation‘s director of technology, will help you understand your alternatives. The important thing to remember is that brightness, which is measured in lumens, is not sacrificed with these new choices, and you will save energy and money on your electric bill!

LED light bulbs are one option for you. They will cost more up front, but are rated to last 20+ years and use only a fraction of the wattage of an incandescent bulb.

CFL’s are another choice. The quality of the bulbs has improved in recent years and most are dimmable.

Another option is halogen, which are incandescent bulbs with a small amount of halogen gas inside. Halogen bulbs are a good choice if you are not ready for the investment in LED and not a fan of CFL’s.

Visit our showroom and our lighting specialists will help you find the perfect light bulb for your needs!

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