LIGHT BULB LEGISLATION EDUCATION
Answers about new lighting energy standards start here!
U.S. Congress passed into law the Energy Securities Act of 2007. Part of this law relates to lighting and light bulbs. The traditional light bulb, in accordance with the law, will be completely phased out by 2014.
The stated purpose of the act is "to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products.
This has led to a move toward more energy efficient light bulbs. These products are available on the market today and you can save up to 80% of your lights portion of your energy bill annually. These savings can add up to hundreds of dollars annually depending on your current consumption, cost of energy, and usage. We are sending you this information to help guide you through the changes.
Q: How will you know which bulbs to purchase?
A: As of January 1st, 2012 the law requires a Black and White Lighting Facts Label on all the packaging of (E26 Medium Screw Based) Light Bulbs. These labels are similar to nutrition labels found on food products. This label indicates a bulbs brightness (measured in lumens), yearly estimated cost of operation, lifetime, color, and energy usage Using the Lighting Facts label to help you to compare light bulbs, and determine which one will be right for you is just one of the tools.