Oct 10, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
Setting The Record Straight
I have been getting a large number of phone calls and emails asking me just what exactly is the truth on this light bulb ban? I always start my answer with, "it is NOT a light bulb ban". The fact of the matter is, the Energy Independence and Security Act passed in 2007 by Pres. George Bush merely calls for more efficiency and limits the amount of energy certain light bulbs consume. Furthermore, not all incandescent light bulbs are included in this law.
January 2009 - Ballasts in Metal Halide fixtures 150W - 500W must met efficiency standards
July 2010 - No longer mfg many T12 magnetic ballasts
January 2012 - 100W Incandescent lamps must be less than 72W with lumens (amount of light emitted) between 1490 - 2600.
July 2012 - No longer mfg many halogen and T12 fluorescent lamps
January 2013 - 75W Incandescent lamps must be less than 53W with lumens between 1050 - 1489.
January 2014 - 60W Incandescent lamps must be less than 43W with lumens between 750 - 1049.
40W Incandescent lamps must be less than 29W with lumens between 310 - 749.
Not Included In The Law
Appliance Shatter Resistant
Blacklight Silver Bowl
Infrared Traffic Signal
Plant Sign Service
Rough Service And A Few Others