Gallery: 2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Ligh...

When the shelves run empty, homeowners will be able to use a multitude of other lighting solutions, including halogen, compact fluorescent lights (CFL), and the new fangled LED light bulbs.

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  1. altweddle January 12, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    …LED’s are they way to go; you may have to provide for them in you will…

  2. scicdb3 December 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    LEDs cost more but will repay themselves many times over time.
    Tenants and leasers should insist that LED bulbs are installed, including LED equivalent T8 bulbs to fluorescent fittings.
    OR, would do well to replace as many lamps as they can for the duration of their lease, re-installing the old lamps when they leave.
    If it pays it stays…

  3. Mark Potochnik December 18, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Whether the old incandescent bulbs are working or not they go straight to the garbage. Either CFLs or LEDs for me. Have 2 CFLs in hallways, and one 3 way light bulb in my wife’s light. Otherwise everything is 6000K LEDs. Lower power bills than 5 years ago.

  4. lighthouse10 December 17, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    the halogens and such incandescents won’t be allowed on EISA 2007 law tier 2 2014-2017 backstop final rule of 45 lumen per W equating to CFL standard requirement…

    I think, Kevin, there is a bigger picture here too?
    Why Ban Light Bulbs anyway… or Buildings, Cars, Toilets, Showers and much else as part of a society consumption reduction desire?

    Apart from doubtful eventual savings and compromised performance and usability, even if it is still assumed that products need to be targeted in the overall perspective of resource politics, then alternative information, taxation and in particular market policies should be considered before product bans.

    This applies particularly to electrical products, only indirectly coupled to any energy source use, and in turn particularly to targeted light bulbs, which from their main evening-night time use really only consume small amounts of off-peak surplus capacity electricity anyway, as also referenced (on website)

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