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Which Efficient Light Bulb Is Right For You?

August 4th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

The law mandating energy efficient improvements to light bulbs may be the most controversial energy-related topic in America right now. Most consumers aren’t familiar with the array of lighting choices available to them, and finding the right light bulb can be confusing and frustrating. energyNOW! special correspondent Daniel Sieberg recently shed some light on the situation by comparing the different types of bulbs in a studio demonstration. He tests several different types of efficient light bulbs, and rates them on cost, brightness, type of light they produce, and how fast they turn on.


Proposed Federal Legislation to Preserve Old Incandescent Lights Burns Out

July 13th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Like an old incandescent light bulb, the notorious BULB Act finally fizzled in the House of Representatives last night, our friends over at Think Progress report. The proposed legislation would have repealed energy efficiency standards for light bulbs that were set back in 2007. The bill required a 2/3 majority to pass and it failed, gaining only 233 votes in favor with 193 opposed


Broken-Hearted Lawmakers Just Can’t Quit Incandescent Light Bulbs

June 30th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

America's love affair with the incandescent light bulb may still be smokin' hot, but the affection appears to be somewhat one-sided according to a recent article by Rob Lever for AFP. Lever details more than a dozen cases in which state lawmakers are trying desperately to ensure that the beloved bulbs stay on the market, despite new federal energy efficiency standards that effectively phase out the old technology



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