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light bulb phase out
12-27-2013, 06:36 PM #1
j browsing Member
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The Jan. 1 deadline to end production of 60- and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs is fast approaching, but most Americans aren't even aware that their traditional light sources will soon become a rare commodity, according to one consumer survey.

Lighting manufacturer Osram Sylvania recently released its sixth annual "Sylvania Socket Survey," which found that only 4 in 10 consumers were aware that 60- and 40-watt light bulbs are being phased out in 2014 as production ends.

Sixty-four percent of participants were aware that a general elimination of incandescent light bulbs was taking place, however, which represents a sharp increase from recent years. In Osram Sylvania's 2012 survey, only 52 percent of participants were aware of any phase-out. In 2008 — just a year after then-President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) into law, mandating that low-efficiency light bulbs be gradually removed from production — only 21 percent of people surveyed knew of the oncoming shift in how you light up your house.http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/majori...2D11805991

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12-27-2013, 06:58 PM #2
Softy Incognito Anonymous
Got mine a while back,,,marked down actually,,,

well covered,,,and during the winter not sure the

extra energy used matters much,,,and have to make

the jump to LED when the time comes,,,so give

that one some more time to get cheaper...

12-27-2013, 07:01 PM #3
Wayne5 Member
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Hi jb.

I have discovered a problem with the CFL's and the LED bulbs. I do a lot of close work and I use UV lights in my work so I am sensitive to avoiding UV exposure. It is a big cause of cataracts usually from exposure to the sun. I loved the new bulbs because the lack of heat let me get closer to the work and the light until I got a "sun burn" from the CFL's. I instantly knew what was up, UV. So I replaced the CFL on my bench with an LED and guess what, got burned again. After returning to the incandescent bulb my problem went away. The UV in your house lighting could cause early cataracts.
12-27-2013, 07:16 PM #4
j browsing Member
Posts:4,894 Threads:1,098 Joined:Jul 2012
thanks for the info wayne..we have stocked up on the old bulbs

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