Out with the old, in with the new. As of Wednesday last week, the first of the year, the manufacture and import of incandescent light bulbs are banned.
What you may not know is that 75 and 100-watt bulbs have already been banned and this is the second wave, all of which was signed into law in 2007 by President George W. Bush as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act.
You can still purchase incandescent bulbs as long as supplies last, and they are in stock at many home-product retailers around the country. But you probably won’t really want to.
This controversial legislation brings up all sorts of debates, like about energy use, government regulation, or the free market. However, any way you slice it, we’re going to have to adapt.
Most people will only be impacted by what type of bulb they end up purchasing at the store. However, if you’ve got an older home and older light fixtures, it might be worth looking into the compatibility first.
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