Say Goodbye To The 40W And 60W Incandescent Light Bulb
If you have not heard about the 40-watt and 60-watt light bulb ban starting January 1st, 2014, you are not alone. In a recent survey only 52 percent of American’s had heard anything about it, but that does not mean your 2014 will not be bright. Say hello to the LED light bulb.
The Federal Government’s Energy Policy, the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, means this New Year we can say goodbye to the production of the 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs we all grew up with. This adds to the light bulb ban that happened in previous years for the 75W and 100W Edison light bulbs.
Tough new efficiency standards are also pushing the linear fluorescent tube, the popular T12 4’ lamp, to the recycling graveyard. Even the familiar 100W and 150W halogen spots and floodlights must pass new federal energy efficiency policies or face the same fate.
Benefits of quality LED lighting has finally given the U.S. a viable, affordable option, compared to the limitations and poor lighting performance of the compact fluorescent (CFL), which had been the only option for many years. LED lighting will outlast the CFL by tens of thousands of hours while providing even greater energy savings. LED lights also have the added benefit of not needing to be handled as a hazardous material when disposed of. In many utility markets, LED lighting can come with attractive rebates and incentives for the consumer and business owner alike.
For commercial business owners and property managers the message should be clear – it’s time to make the switch to LED lighting and add the savings to your bottom line.
- Lights Out For 40W And 60W Incandescent Bulbs (LEDsource.com)