u.s. phase-out of incandescent light bulbs continues in 2014 with 40-, 60-watt varieties
In January 1, 2014, according to a law passed by Congress in 2007, the old familiar tungsten-filament 40-and 60-
The United States can no longer produce Watt incandescent lamps. S.
Because they don\'t meet federal energy-
This is the last part of a gradual phase.
From 2012, 100-
Watt bulb, last year with 75-watt variety.
But according to Noah Horowitz, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Conservation Commission in Washington, DC, this final stage is the most importantC. -
Organization based on environment.
In their 40 s and 60 s represent more than 50% [
The market, he said.
Old bulbs are still available on store shelves before the supply runs out, except for electricity --
Assistant Paul Molito said that the preservation gradually replaced their alternatives
President of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, in Arlington, Va. -
Based on the industrial group.
These new options include compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), light-LEDs (LED)
Bulb, higher Update-
The efficiency version of incandescent lamps that use halogen gas to slow down the deterioration of tungsten wires.
The familiar old man is about to die.
The old-fashioned bulb has aroused strong opposition from some people who believe it has deprived consumers of their free choice. (
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But even so, the latest public
Public opinion surveys commissioned by lighting maker Osram siwania show that consumers in the third quarter intend to hoard old bulbs and stick to them.
Instead, most people say they will switch to an updated lighting technology.
About half of Americans will turn to CFLs, and those who use newer LEDs will be a quarterly vision. (
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A spokesman for the state of Connecticut, morituo, said conventional low-intensity missiles were about to disappear.
For consumers who have turned to new technologies, efficient incandescent lamps are really a big deal. Prices of 60-
For example, the price of Watt\'s equivalent compact fluorescent lamp has dropped to the same level as the old lower version
Efficiency traditional incandescent lamps and newer technologies provide the same amount of light that is measured in units called lumens while using less power.
To be honest, most people don\'t really notice, he said.
The new bulbs look the same as they do, he said.
Unless you want to pay a little more on your electricity bill, there is no reason to hoard it. âx80x9d (
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Both Mollitor and Horowitz would like to see sustained growth in LEDs that glow by transmitting power between two different semiconductor materials and are expected to improve significantly in terms of energy efficiency and durability. (
A 2012 document from the manufacturer General Electric claims that its LED bulbs, in addition to using only the power required by traditional incandescent lamps, have a 22-year life span, from birth to university, I can almost light up the desk lamp in the child\'s bedroom. âx80x9d)
Although LEDs are still several times as expensive as old incandescent lamps, their prices are falling rapidly.
In 2012, they were about $40 per person, says Horowitz, but now you can get $10. (
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Led still accounts for less than 1% of the consumer lighting market, but sales of led have really blossomed in the second half of 2013, LEDs Molitor said.
Both experts also saw the continued growth of the high-end market.
High efficiency incandescent lamp.
Incandescent halogen lamps now provide about 18 lumens per watt, which is not as efficient as CFL and LED bulbs and can reach 55 lumens
100 lumens per watt, but much better than the old 60 lumens
13-watt incandescent lamp
15 lumens per watt.
Horowitz predicts that manufacturers of halogen lamps may end up twice as efficient as they are now.
In theory, he said, there is no reason why they can\'t reach the level of 45 lumens per watt.
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