Bye Bye Bulb
Yes, you've read correctly. It's time to say bye-bye to the light bulb you've grown to know and love.
The most recognizable light bulb is the incandescent A19. Although this was a great accomplishment for its time, studies have shown that this is an inefficient light source today.
Congress recently passed a law to encourage the use of more efficient bulbs nationwide.
According to this new legislation, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), all light bulbs must be up to 30% more efficient starting January 1, 2012
Are you ready to make the switch?
Of course the government doesn't expect everyone to make an immediate change. Inefficient bulbs will be phased out gradually over the next few years. High wattage bulbs will be eliminated and more efficient bulbs will take their place.
|Effective Date||Current Bulb Wattage||New Equivalent Wattage|
|January - 1 - 2012||100 Watt||72 Watt|
|January - 1 - 2013||75 Watt||53 Watt|
|January - 1 - 2014||60 Watt||43 Watt|
|January - 1 - 2014||40 Watt||29 Watt|