Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation

Huffington Post: Congress Can’t Even Change a Light Bulb

Huffington Post: Congress Can’t Even Change a Light Bulb

About 90 percent of the energy used in a standard light bulb does not contribute to making light but is thrown off as waste heat.

Chicago Tribune: Shedding Light on New Bulbs

Chicago Tribune: Shedding Light on New Bulbs

Separating truth from myth on the light-bulbs debate.

LA Times: Light Bulb Standards Equal Energy Efficiency

LA Times: Light Bulb Standards Equal Energy Efficiency

Resistance to light-bulb efficiency standards is foolish and contrary to the nation's goal of energy independence.

Poynter: Light Bulb Rhetoric Becomes Overheated as Congress Rejects Repeal

Poynter: Light Bulb Rhetoric Becomes Overheated as Congress Rejects Repeal

Congress this week took up an issue that’s symbolic of the ideological battle over the size and scope of the federal government. It’s also an issue in which the facts often have taken a backseat to misinformation.

PolitiFact: Banned Light Bulbs? Is the Government Saying No to Incandescents?

PolitiFact: Banned Light Bulbs? Is the Government Saying No to Incandescents?

To illustrate their point that Democrats are expanding government too much, many Republican lawmakers are citing a new law on light bulbs.

Midwest Energy News: The Light Bulb ‘Ban’

Midwest Energy News: The Light Bulb ‘Ban’

As you probably know by now, Michigan Rep. Fred Upton has won the race for chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in what Politico calls a “perfect campaign” to defend his record against accusations that he’s not conservative enough.

Star Tribune: No Ban on Incandescent Light Bulbs

Star Tribune: No Ban on Incandescent Light Bulbs

There is no ban on incandescent light bulbs. That's right. And it is not true that you will not be able to buy incandescent light bulbs starting in 2012.

Reuters: How Smartphones Make Energy Efficiency Easier and More Fun

Reuters: How Smartphones Make Energy Efficiency Easier and More Fun

I recently heard about a new app called Light Bulb Finder that will let you figure out how to replace your incandescent light bulbs with more efficient technology as well as how much money you will save in your electricity bills.

Akron Beacon Journal: Government Isn’t ‘Banning’ Old Bulbs

Akron Beacon Journal: Government Isn’t ‘Banning’ Old Bulbs

When it comes to the new lighting law, a lot of people seem to be in the dark. Recently I've encountered quite a bit of misunderstanding and flat-out fear about the new federal lighting standards that will be phased in starting next year.

USA Today: Traditional Incandescent Bulbs on Their Way Out Starting Jan. 1

USA Today: Traditional Incandescent Bulbs on Their Way Out Starting Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, nationwide, a new federal law means the 100-watt incandescent will start disappearing from store shelves. Instead, an expanding line of alternative bulbs will be sold bearing new nutrition-like labels on their boxes.

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