Illuminating Data on Efficient Lighting

Brighten your knowledge on LED lights

Chicago Tribune, February 10, 2014

Old-fashioned 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are going the way of spray-on hair-in-a-can. They are products whose time has passed.

As of Jan. 1, the old, inefficient bulbs can no longer be manufactured in or imported to the United States. Replacing them on the shelves are LEDs (light-emitting diodes), CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) and improved and more efficient incandescents.

This is hardly news. The legislation was passed in 2007, and beginning in 2012 and 2013, respectively, 100- and  75-watt incandescent bulbs were banned. But a lot of people aren’t fully on board.

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