Monthly Archives: February 2014

#breakingnews Congress Ban….

Congress bans production of incandescent light bulbs.
 
Don’t let the recent light bulb ban keep you in the dark. Purchase energy efficient light bulbs, such as LEDs, to save on utility bills.
 
As of January 1, 2014, U.S. manufacturers stopped producing standard 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs. Following is some important information pertaining to the light bulb phase out.
Why is the government mandating the phase out of these light bulbs?
 
The cutback is part of a 2007 energy efficiency law that requires new bulbs to meet more stringent standards. 100- and 75-watt bulbs began to phase out in 2012 and 2013.
 
How will this help you, the homeowner?
You will save money on your utility bills, because more energy efficient bulbs do not require the same amount of energy as incandescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs waste 90 percent of energy producing heat instead of light. Energy efficient bulbs, like LEDs, halogens and compact fluorescents (CFLs) use about 75 percent less energy, and last up to 25 times longer than standard 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs. Experts predict that the incandescent light phase out will help save Americans billions of dollars a year in energy bills.
 
What kind of light bulbs will homeowners be able to purchase?
While supplies last, you can purchase 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs. Manufacturers just won’t be producing new bulbs. Energy efficient bulbs, like LEDs, halogens and compact fluorescents light bulbs (CFLs) can be purchased to replace the 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs. You will still be able to purchase 3-ways, reflectors, appliance bulbs and some decorative bulbs.
LEDs tend to have a bright white type of glow. We recommend using these bulbs in areas of the home where it’s necessary for a sun-like illumination, such as garages, basements, laundry rooms, etc.
CFLs tend to have a warmer, yellowish glow. We recommend using these bulbs in areas of the home where you and your family relax, such as the living room or bedrooms.
 
Call us today – we will gladly help you make the switch! (704) 821-7005
 
Light Bulb Fact Sheet Jpeg
Source: Department of Energy and GE Lighting

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