Say good-bye to incandescents by 2014

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Beginning in 2012, and a year earlier in California, traditional 100-watt, 75-watt, 60-watt, and 40-watt bulbs will be phased out, with a completion date of 2014.

Based on the average number of sockets per household, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) estimates that American households will save an average of $143 on electric bills when the transition is complete. This figure assumes an electrical rate of $0.11/kWh.

NEMA has published a brochure that clarifies the upcoming phase-out of incandescent light bulbs. Lighting Options for Your Home summarizes the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, which mandates reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and explains how the changeover from incandescent lamps will help accomplish the country’s sustainability goals.

Options for lighting homes and offices include halogen, compact fluorescent, and LED light sources, each of which is explained in detail.

To download a copy of the brochure, click here, or contact to request a hard copy. For more information on lighting legislation and saving energy through lighting upgrades, visit

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