All of Your Questions Answered
Incandescent Light Bulb Ban
Why are incandescent bulbs being banned?
What environmental and financial impact will the ban have?
Not only will banning incandescent light bulbs save energy and reduce carbon emissions, but it will also help save Americans money.
Which types of bulbs are part of the ban?
Are there exceptions to the ban for specific bulbs?
There are a number of types of incandescent light bulbs that are not impacted by the ban.
If you have incandescent bulbs in your home, do you have to get rid of them?
The ban pertains only to manufacturers producing incandescent bulbs and retailers selling them.
What kind of bulbs can we get instead?
Are more lighting bans coming?
Yes. The U.S. Department of Energy is currently working on raising the energy efficiency standard for light bulbs to 120 lumens per watt, more than double the current requirement.
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