Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014 Lamp Phase Outs

I knew it had been a long time since I last posted, but I didn't realize how long!  The worst part is I have so much to tell you about...

To begin, Happy New Year!

When we rang in the new year, we also ushered in more lamp phase outs.

New U.S. Energy Efficiency Requirements
Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, in California and Jan. 1, 2012, throughout the U.S., incandescent light bulbs must meet more stringent lumens/watt requirements.  In other words, the bulbs must produce the same amount of lumens (light output) for less wattage (energy).   2014 sees the phase out of the 60- watt incandescent lamp. Here is guide for some of the replacement options kindly provided by Sylvania:

I also caught a brief video on the TODAY show talking about the changes - January 2, 2014

Lights out! Goodbye incandescents, hello LEDs
Washington Post columnist and TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew analyzes the federal law ending production of 40- and 60- watt incandescent light bulbs and provides some details on the LED light bulbs recommended as replacements.

Video Clip from the TODAY show

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