Your Guide to More Efficient and Money-Saving Light Bulbs: 75-Watt Equivalent Light Bulbs
In 2007, Congress passed minimum energy efficiency standards for everyday light bulbs that will reduce consumers' energy bills by $13 billion per year, or $100 per household per year, and save 30 power plants worth of electricity annually once the standards are in full effect. These standards do not ban incandescent light bulbs -- they simply require them to be more efficient and go into effect in stages. The first year of the standards went smoothly and we expect a similar hassle free transition to better-performing 75-watt equivalent light bulbs.
last revised 1/8/2013
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