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Light Bulb Phaseout Worse Than Reported


As the light bulb phaseout goes into effect, you may be surprised to know the law also requires their already-costly replacements to be phased out too.  That’s right, new light bulb efficiency standards set by Washington also mandate light bulbs become 70% more efficient than classic bulbs by 2020. The only bulbs that meet that higher standard are light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. And they are even more expensive than compact fluorescent lamps.  But an LED replacement for a 50-cent, 60-watt incandescent bulb costs as much as $60.  The Energy Dept. claims each household can save $50 a year in electricity by replacing 15 traditional bulbs. But the costs of the new CFLs exceed those savings. And they’ll only get worse with LEDs.  Read more at IBD:

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