New lighting options in 2014: What you need to know

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After almost 140 years, traditional 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available after January 1, 2014. This is the final stage of the Energy Independence and Efficiency Act of 2007, which ruled these lighting sources don’t meet modern efficiency standards.

In fact, high efficiency incandescents cost about $1.50 each, compared to 50 cents or so for the older versions. But the new ones last twice as long, and use 28 percent less power. There are other popular alternatives, such as CFL and LED sources, that are known and long life and high efficiency – and continue to improve in aesthetics.

Check out these alternatives and more information on the new regulations in the video below:

Source: Huffington Post Home

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