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Are incandescents being banned?

Are incandescents being banned?

Question:

Are incandescents being banned?

 

Answer:

The light bulb standard does not ban incandescent bulbs; it merely requires bulbs to meet a basic level of energy efficiency. For example, there will still be certain types of incandscents on the market; new advanced halogen incandescent bulbs meet the standards.

Additionally, traditional incandescent bulbs will still be available for certain specialty applications, including heat lamps, appliance lights, aquarium bulbs, candelabra, decorative tinted and colored lights.