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2013-12-31. The End Of The Bulb As We Know It? Not Quite.

posted Jan 4, 2014, 1:26 PM by Alan Gould   [ updated Jan 4, 2014, 1:27 PM ]
For GSS Energy Use chapter 7. Excerpt: January 1 is the end of the era of your standard, soft white Edison-designed incandescent bulb in the United States. Or at least, in theory. ...loopholes in the law will make the incandescent still widely available — if you really want it. Bruce Cudmore, the purchasing manager at Carr Sales & Lighting Center in Spokane, is down to his last few 40-watt bulbs.... Cudmore still has 100-watt bulbs for sale and those were eliminated on Jan. 1, 2012. ...the law exempts what are known as rough service or vibration resistant incandescents... designed for machinery, but many stores plan to start carrying them for customers who demand that incandescent glow. Still, Cudmore encourages people to make the switch to the much more efficient compact fluorescent, LED or halogen bulbs. ...Cudmore says you can avoid that unflattering blue tinge the curly bulbs are notorious for: Look for labels that say 2700 Kelvin, “warm white,” or “soft white.” The Energy Independence and Security Act ends production and import of 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent bulbs on Jan. 1, as it did with 75-watt bulbs in 2013 and 100-watt bulbs in 2012. Some specialty and low-watt incandescents are exempt from the law, including certain bulbs for recess lighting and flame-shaped candelabra bulbs.... http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/the-end-of-the-bulb-as-we-know-it-not-quite/. Oregon Public Broadcasting.