U.S. Moves to Kill the Incandescent

By Deane Barker on December 23, 2007

No Joke, Bulb Change Is Challenge for U.S.: On the heels of Ireland’s decision, the U.S. kills the incandescent.

The new energy bill signed this week makes it official. When 2012 hits, stores can no longer sell the cheap but inefficient incandescent light bulbs that are fixtures in most homes.

So, the bulb isn’t “killed” — just selling the bulb is (and even then, the only ones outlawed are the really inefficient ones). How long will it take to get rid of them all? Five years? Or, perhaps longer

The Centennial Light is the world’s longest lasting light bulb. […] the bulb is at least 106 years old and has only been turned off a handful of times.

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