Gallery: New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just announced a new labeling program for light bulbs that will help consumers compare the wide range of products available. Although CFL and LED bulbs have been available for a while now, they offer a bewildering number of choices and have vastly different performance and quality issues. The program consists of two labels — the front label gives the product’s brightness, energy cost, life expectancy, light appearance (from “warm” to “cool” light), and wattage. The back label will add an energy-star label if the product qualifies, and a mercury warning if needed.

Read the rest of this entry »


or your inhabitat account below

1 Comment

  1. Largest LED Change Out ... September 24, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    […] that might change the ambiance and lose customers. Fair enough, but now that LEDs can replace incandescents with no discernible visual difference we are looking forward to seeing them in a lot more […]

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home