light bulb law brings changes, options.
The style of the bulb.
From January 1, the latest lighting standards of the federal government came into effect.
This is the general\'s duty.
We have used more service bulbs than those made or imported in the United States.
What does this mean to you?
On the good side, it means more options and smaller electricity bills.
On the negative side, this means the end of the dirt
Bulb and grab-and-
Now you need to read the tag.
The new lighting standard, part of the Energy Independence and Safety Act of 2007, aims to improve the efficiency of the bulb and reduce the energy needed to power the bulb.
They did it, but they also confused some consumers when faced with all the elevators in the lighting aisle.
\"You\'re used to 60-
Watt bulbs, know how it looks and everything else, \"said Cordel Blackmon, store manager for battery bulbs in theMontrose area, cély Town, Ohio.
Now, he says, customers who rush to buy bulbs often bring them back when they find they don\'t meet their expectations.
Buying the right bulb requires more attention than in the past, says Blackmon.
But with a little education and guidance, his clients end up getting what they need, he says.
The old phase-out in January 1style 40-and 60-
The Watt bulb is the third step towards a more efficient way of lighting.
The first step for 2012 is 100-
The traditional 75-watt bulb was eliminated last year. watt bulbs.
Although incandescent lamps are generally prohibited under the lighting act, lighting experts believe this is inaccurate.
Incandescent lamps are not prohibited by law, and only incandescent lamps are required to be more energy-efficient. efficient.
More importantly, the law will not affect all incandescent lamps, just the generalservice bulbs -pear-
Medium-sized bulbs, the one most commonly used at home over the years.
Many projects, including three, are tax-free. way bulbs, 150-
A tile bulb commonly used for chandeliers and a bulb with a narrow candle holder base.
The law may be frustrating for some consumers, but many lighting experts and sustainability advocates cheer for the innovation it drives.
Over the past five years, lighting standards \"have brought more lighting innovations than during 100 --
Since the invention of the light bulb by edisonshopted for many years, \"Noah Horowitz, director of the Energy Efficiency Center of the National Resource Conservation Commission, wrote in his blog.
Now there are basically three options for consumers: compact fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs, and halogen lamps.
Compact fluorescent bulbs or CFLs are long bulbs
Long-lasting and stingy in energy use and relatively cheap.
But they have features that some people don\'t like, including a small amount of mercury.
LED bulbs illuminated by lightsLEDs.
They live for decades and use even less energy than CFLs, but they are still quite expensive.
Halogen lamps are most like old-fashioned home incandescent lamps.
Terry McGowan says they save as little electricity as others, but they may be the best choice for people who really don\'t want to change, the engineering director of the American Lighting Association.
Gulf Times newspaper 2013 provided by Syndigate.