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Latest Phase-out of incandescent light bulbs Stories

2010-04-01 07:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) will offer coupons for energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to its customers in North Carolina and South Carolina to help them save money on their electric bills and reduce the need for additional power plants. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) The utility will mail customers a coupon, redeemable at Walmart, good for a free six-pack of 13-watt CFLs, which have...

2010-02-12 02:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Lemnis Lighting announced today at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, CA that it has started submitting the first products of a broad portfolio of LED replacements for incandescent and halogen light bulbs for ENERGY STAR® qualification as of August 2010. Lemnis Lighting, which specializes in energy efficient, LED-based lighting solutions and markets various LED retrofit lamps under its renowned Pharox brand name, has...

2010-01-19 15:11:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton Manufacturing is launching at the 2010 International Builders' Show® the industry's first slide dimmer specifically designed for use with a wide variety of dimmable CFL bulbs. The Leviton Decora® CFL Slide Dimmer optimizes the performance of dimmable CFL bulbs and works with the widest range of dimmable CFL bulbs available. In auto mode, the dimmer detects whether the bulb is an incandescent or a dimmable...

2009-10-15 10:38:00

VIENNA, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Home Properties (NYSE: HME) is starting to make the conversion from old, outdated, incandescent light bulbs to energy-efficient, longer lasting compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). The change began in August, 2009 at Seminary Towers in Alexandria, VA when this community began retrofitting its 541 apartments. Other Home Properties communities in Alexandria and Arlington, VA will also be converted to CFLs in the near future. To kick off...

2009-10-08 09:41:00

PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ameren Illinois Utilities (AmerenCIPS, AmerenCILCO, AmerenIP) small business customers can now purchase high-efficiency ENERGY STAR qualified CFL bulbs for as little as $1 a bulb through the new Small Business Online Store (ActOnEnergy.com). As an added incentive to save money on energy bills, beginning today the Ameren Illinois Utilities (AIU) will provide free shipping for a limited time on all Small Business Online Store orders....

2009-10-06 07:25:00

ELLENTON, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Saving money and finding deals on compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs just got a little easier, thanks to the recent launch of SwitchTheBulb.com, a new website designed to help consumers get the most for their money while doing their part for the environment. SwitchTheBulb.com serves a two-fold purpose: to educate the public about the energy-saving benefits of CFLs, and to serve as a resource for consumers looking for bargains on CFL bulbs. The...

2009-10-02 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lemnis Lighting, Inc., the leader in LED lighting innovations, announced the consumer launch of the Pharox60 LED bulb available exclusively online at www.mypharox.com. The Pharox60, the first true replacement for the incandescent bulb, represents a transformative technology for consumers looking to cut electricity costs and realize a quick return on an investment in the most efficient residential lighting solution on the market. Based on a...

2009-09-29 13:00:00

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The traditional anniversary present for a decade may be aluminum, but on Friday, October 2nd, that gift will be updated to become the CFL light bulb. Six bulbs to be exact. To celebrate 10 years of success as an online lighting distributor, bulbs.com will give away six 13-watt, warm white compact fluorescent bulbs with any order on that day. These energy-saving light bulbs produce light equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent light bulb, last an...

2009-09-15 08:00:00

ALSIP, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy-saving, environmentally friendly Earthmate(R) compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are now available at Best Buy stores throughout the Chicagoland area. CFLs use 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 7 times longer. Some of the Earthmate models featured at Best Buy include ultra-low mercury super mini-spirals, industry-leading replacement for a 50/100/150-watt 3-way, and an assortment of specialty bulbs that look...

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2009-08-27 06:15:00

Starting September 1, 100-watt incandescent bulbs will be banned from European shops, under a new system issued by the EU. Energy saving bulbs, such as compact florescent lights (CFL) will be required instead. New energy saving bulbs can use up to 80 percent less energy than old-style bulbs. The move will help the European Union cut carbon dioxide emissions as part of its climate change package. The change was welcomed by the European Consumers' Association (BEUC), saying "consumers benefit...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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