Skip to comments.New Lighting Standards Begin in 2012
Posted on 01/03/2012 9:33:11 AM PST by frogjerk
Beginning in 2012, common light bulbs sold in the U.S. will typically use about 25% to 80% less energy. Many bulbs meet these new standards, including incandescents, CFLs, and LEDs, and are already available for purchase today. The newer bulbs provide a wide range of choices in color and brightness, and many of them will last much longer than traditional light bulbs. The lighting standards, which phase in from 2012-2014, do not ban incandescent or any specific bulb type; they say that bulbs need to use about 25% less energy. The bipartisan Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) established these efficiency standards.
This statement is about 5 to 7 years premature IMO. The LED technology is still relatively new but is racing along at an ever increasing rate. Most ROI cost analysis are still coming up just shy in the commercial market and way off the market in the residential market.
Secret: Eventually, LEDs will get there and changing bulbs in your house will be a rare event, even though one costs you about $10. Pick the first company to make the technology work for the market and buy some stock. ;o)
The only room we use the 100w bulb is the computer room. Higher ceiling. The problem is that we have a dimmer switch and we haven’t been able to find a spiral 100w that is made for dimmer switches.
I don’t use many 100W bulbs, but still stocked up on I think 32 total bulbs. Those will last quite a few years. But I do use many 60Ws in fixtures that use three 60s, plus many of the three stage lamp bulbs. I’ll probably really stock up on 60Ws, but I’m not sure the three stage bulbs are being outlawed. Need to find out for certain.
They now carry 95W incandescents...
That will be a good place to put LED bulbs first. High ceilings stairwells, difficult to get-to locations really benefit from long life bulbs!
The savings of lives and injuries from falls more than compensates for the added costs.
We only have one lamp that uses a 3 way but its one that uses a lamp shade that fits onto the bulb. :(
I think they should have waited until there were replacements available for dimmers and other special needs. We stocked up a little on the 100’s. We have 24.
I’m not fond of the light cast from LED’s. I did find that with spirals you want 2700K for lighting like the incandescent.
Check out the link below at amazon. This person shows the difference in several bulbs, including dimmers.
Our ceiling isn’t that high, and like I mentiined earlier, I hate the light cast from LED’s and won’t use them unless there is no other option available. They would be my absolute last choice unless they can fix that issue.
Don't they use harnesses for that or special equipment? Now, I'm curious. I have to see if I can find out how many deaths occur from changing light bulbs in high ceilings.
Not to recommend them, but they do exist.
Crony Capitalism through the back door.
The government has eliminated competition for manufacturers of CFLs like General Electric.
No more of those inefficient incandescents for 25¢ a pop. - Now we will be forced to spent 10 or 20 times as much for an inferior product.
And let's not forget - this leftist policy was proposed by a republican and signed into law by George "Dubya" Bush.
Professional installers use safety equipment, or at least they are supposed to.
What people will do in their own homes? Not so much...
And so, for example, they rationalize their impotence by adopting the easy narcissism of the "Green" movement, where good intentions trump science, rights, or reason. In so doing, they abandon even the pretext of self-government, ceding the smallest of personal decisions (and responsibility for them) to a state all too willing to grasp them and never again let go.
A government powerful enough to dictate which light bulbs its citizens may purchase bears no resemblance to the former United States of America, but it certainly does resemble the old Soviet Union. Increasingly, so do many of its people.
At this moment there are no 100W incandescent equivalent, 2700K color temperature, dimmable LED lamps on the market.
Dozens of companies are working on it, and I suspect by Christmas we’ll have a number to choose from.
They’ll be expensive for early adopters, but pretty reasonable in a few years.
Did you bother to read the reviews? LMAO
Product almost functions as advertised. Feature of dimmabilty is greatly needed. There are two weaknesses with this product. While rated as same amount of light as 100 watt incandescent bulb, it is more like a 60 watt. It also starts out very dim and brightens to its max level after about 4 to 5 minutes.
This light bulb works only if it’s used with a specially designed dimmer. Had to but one. Did not dimm with my old dimmer at all.
The base on all 3 of the bulbs I bought heated up like crazy (this might be normal, I don’t know). One went bad in a day.
I don’t want LED anyway. I prefer the spiral’s lighting to the green LED.
Lately the quality of incandescent bulbs has been pretty bad anyway.
(s) nully, who used to make LEDs back when LEDs were still new...
Some people get exactly as they deserve.
And some don’t.
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