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Light Bulbs: The Shape of Things to Come

by on December 30, 2013

light bulbDespite what you may have heard—the incandescent light bulb is not going the way of the dinosaur.  “It will, however, need to become more energy efficient to conform to new Federal Energy Efficient Lighting Legislation adopted by The Department of Energy (DOE),” according to Jim Crowcroft, Vice President of Marketing, Technical Consumer Products, Inc. The Legislation, which took effect in California this January and starts rolling out to other states next year, will begin phasing out the current incarnation of incandescent bulbs by 2014. The upside is that it will require both manufacturers and consumers to look at bulbs in a whole new light. Related: Which Lighting Where? 9 Pro Tips for Improved Illumination

If you are serious about saving energy—and money on your monthly utility bill—you don’t need to wait until 2014 to take action.  There are a variety of innovative products on the market today, including new incandescents, that offer the same lumens (the true measurement of light output and brightness) as the standard light bulb, with the added benefits of longer life (10,000 hours and up) and reduced wattage (the energy required to generate lumens).  Here’s what you need to know: Read Entire Article – Click Here:  http://www.bobvila.com/articles/cfl-led-incandescent-light-bulbs/?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer3907c&utm_medium=facebook

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