Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation

In The Dark About Picking A Light Bulb? This FAQ Can Help

In The Dark About Picking A Light Bulb? This FAQ Can Help

Buying a light bulb used to be a no-brainer. Now it's a brain teaser; the transition to more energy-efficient lighting means choosing from a dazzling array of products.

Brighten your knowledge on LED lights

Brighten your knowledge on LED lights

By William Hageman Old-fashioned 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are going the way of spray-on-hair-in-a-can. They are products whose time has passed. As of Jan. 1, the old, inefficient bulbs can no longer be manufactured in or imported to the United States. Replacing them on the shelves are LEDs (light-emitting diodes), CFLs (compact fluorescent...

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Energy Saving Light Bulbs

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Five years ago I bought my first LED light bulbs. They were to replace halogens in my bathroom. I spent too much money on not enough lumens and way too many kelvin. You know what I mean?

Goodbye and Good Riddance to Inefficient Incandescent Light Bulbs

Goodbye and Good Riddance to Inefficient Incandescent Light Bulbs

The deadline is approaching slowly, stealthily. You may not even realize it until the shelves of your local hardware store are void of 40-, 60-, 75- and 100-watt standard incandescent light bulbs.

Energy Efficiency Markets: Seriously? Light Bulb Politics Again?

Energy Efficiency Markets: Seriously? Light Bulb Politics Again?

If you thought that politicizing the light bulb was over, think again. Congress included a rider in this week’s $1.1 trillion budget deal that undercuts light bulb standards.

LiveScience: Saying Goodbye to Inefficient 60-Watt Incandescent Bulbs

LiveScience: Saying Goodbye to Inefficient 60-Watt Incandescent Bulbs

Six years ago, U.S. President George W. Bush signed a federal energy bill phasing out energy-wasting light bulbs on a staggered schedule to ensure a smooth and successful transition to more efficient bulbs — including more efficient incandescents — an effort that may ultimately save Americans $13 billion on their annual energy bills.

Greentech Media: Top 10 Markets for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Greentech Media: Top 10 Markets for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Between the snow storms and the recovery from New Year’s Eve, it was easy to miss the final phase-out of the inefficient lighting technology we’ve known for so long: the incandescent bulb.

Associations Now: Battle of the Light Bulb Fizzles As Lighting Rules Take Effect

Associations Now: Battle of the Light Bulb Fizzles As Lighting Rules Take Effect

While the federal government’s rules affecting the manufacture of traditional light bulbs have drawn some conservative fire, the latest changes went into effect on New Year’s Day with barely a whimper—and with backing from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

Energy Efficiency Matters: From Edison to the LED, NEEP’s RLS Has You Covered

Energy Efficiency Matters: From Edison to the LED, NEEP’s RLS Has You Covered

Light is amazing. Not only is the lightbulb the international symbol for ideas and innovation, but lighting is one of humankind’s earliest technologies.

The New York Times: This Little LED of Mine

The New York Times: This Little LED of Mine

Nancy Finkelmeier tried to make the switch more than a year ago. After hearing that the long life of compact fluorescent bulbs would help her avoid changing the lights in her 15-foot ceilings so often, she got rid of her traditional incandescent bulbs in favor of the new ones.

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