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Consumer Technology Philips introduces energy efficient EcoVantage light bulb to replace incandescent bulbs

Published on April 20th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

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Philips Gets the Last Laugh on Light Bulb Wars



Philips introduces energy efficient EcoVantage light bulb to replace incandescent bulbsAfter all that fire and brimstone over the impending phase-out of incandescent light bulbs, lighting giant Philips has stepped in to pour oil on troubled waters. The company has just launched a new energy efficient light bulb that looks and acts just like an incandescent light bulb. At a 28 percent energy savings, the company’s new EcoVantage light bulb is designed to satisfy 21st century federal energy efficiency standards while preserving the  classic 19th century styling

Now that the dust has settled, it looks like certain light bulb loving politicians are due for their Emily Litella moment, as in, “Never mind.”

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Tina Casey specializes in military and corporate sustainability, advanced technology, emerging materials, biofuels, and water and wastewater issues. Tina’s articles are reposted frequently on Reuters, Scientific American, and many other sites. You can also follow her on Twitter @TinaMCasey and Google+.



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