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Say Goodbye to the Standard Incandescent Light Bulbs


As we say goodbye to 2013, we are also saying goodbye to the standard incandescents that have held a prominent place in light fixtures for over a century. Since 2012, we have been phasing out inefficient incandescent light bulbs beginning with 100 and 75 watt lights in 2012 and 2013 and ending with 40 and 60 watt light bulbs in 2014.

The ban only applies to newly manufactured incandescents that do not meet minimum efficiency standards. So what does that mean?

  • You can keep the incandescents you currently own.
  • Incandescents that have already been manufactured will remain on the shelves.

Moving forward, you will have more efficient light bulbs to choose from with the same or better quality of light.

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