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The Incandescent Light Bulb Survives For Another Year
2011-12-17 06:28:00

The incandescent light bulb seems to have won a new lease on life, at least for the next 9 months say Washington insiders. According to reports coming out of the capitol, Congressional leaders reached an agreement on Thursday that will effectively, if temporarily, nullify legislation passed in 2007 that would have outlawed traditional incandescent bulbs as early as next spring. The new deal constitutes just a tiny part of the monolithic 1,200-page spending bill that designates the amount...

2011-10-19 13:25:00

Consumers Can Enjoy More Bulb Choices, More Energy Bill Savings www.lumennow.org WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy-efficient lighting means more options and more savings. The more energy-efficient light bulbs U.S. consumers use in their homes, the greater the savings - $50 to more than $100 a year per household. Those are key messages that the diverse LUMEN coalition - Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation - is conveying to consumers, beginning...

2011-09-22 10:28:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Edison might roll over in his grave, but the experts say the rest of us should rejoice! The reason? The 100- watt light bulb is on its way out. Why? Because this still-popular horse-and-buggy era light bulb wastes up to 90 percent of the electricity it consumes as heat, burning up hundreds of dollars every year in American households and increasing air pollution that harms human health and the environment, according to the Natural Resources...

2011-06-15 09:40:00

WORCESTER, Mass., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulbs.com, one of the largest online distributors of replacement lighting, will now sell a full line of A-Style halogen incandescent light bulbs from Philips. These bulbs are designed to meet the new efficiency standards mandated by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) that takes effect in January 2012, which will effectively end the production of most traditional 100, 75, 60 and 40 watt incandescent bulbs by 2014 (Photo:...

2011-04-19 06:00:00

SOMERSET, N.J., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Earth Day, Philips Lighting is announcing the availability of the Philips EcoVantage range of light bulbs exclusively at The Home Depot, an energy-efficient incandescent that is a more sustainable alternative to traditional bulbs. Because EcoVantage uses halogen technology, it offers the same aesthetically pleasing light quality and dimmability as a traditional incandescent, but with energy savings of at least 28 percent(1)....

2011-03-07 08:00:00

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: LSCG), a leading American maker of LED lighting, today notified the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that it has developed with Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC (LPI) a highly efficient, high output and low cost 60-watt replacement LED bulb, and will submit it for testing to win the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition. The bulb design is based on patented and...

2011-02-15 06:00:00

SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first LED replacement for a 60-watt incandescent bulb is now also the first to earn ENERGY STAR qualification. Philips Lighting announced today that the Philips AmbientLED 12.5 watt (also sold professionally under the Philips EnduraLED brand) has met or exceeded the light quality and energy efficiency requirements for a 60-watt LED equivalent set forth by ENERGY STAR, proving that it is a highly-efficient, cost-effective lighting...

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2011-01-22 07:05:00

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday that it has approved higher levels of corn-based ethanol in gasoline for cars and light-duty trucks manufactured over the past ten years. The agency, after careful review, decided that 15 percent ethanol in gasoline -- known as E15 -- is safe for vehicles made between 2001 and 2006. In October, it had approved the higher blend for cars and light-duty trucks manufactured since 2007, but had postponed its use in older cars pending...

2011-01-06 00:01:46

Legislative fix addresses glitch in energy efficiency bill Alexandria, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 05, 2011 President Obama on Tuesday signed into law legislation backed by a Security Industry Association (SIA)-led coalition that will provide electronic security companies relief from an onerous and misguided energy efficiency requirement. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 requires electronic devices to meet certain efficiency standards while in "no-load" mode. The law...

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2011-01-03 12:33:23

California has become the first state in the country to require a new standard for screw-base light bulbs. Experts say that the new rules, which took effect New Year's Day, will save residents money and energy.  California is already the nation's leader in energy-efficiency standards. According to Tracy Seipel of San Jose Mercury News, "As of Saturday, what used to be a 100-watt light bulb manufactured and sold in California will have to use 72 watts or less. The 72-watt replacement...