Patt Morrison for December 20, 2007

Energy Bill: Phasing Out Incandescent Bulbs

Get ready to say goodbye to your classic incandescent light bulbs and hello to cone-shaped spiral florescent replacements (also known as CFLs). By the year 2012 the incandescent bulb will be phased out of the U.S. market with hopes of a complete changeover by 2014. Congress recently approved the bill in hopes of saving energy and consumer dollars. Nations like Australia have already developed a total ban on the bulbs, but are Americans ready to make the change?

* Marianne Lavelle, senior energy reporter for U.S. News & World Report
* Richard Glickman, consulting engineer in the entertainment industry and a long-time member of the Science and Technology Counsel for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Read Marianne Lavelle's FAQ column "The End of the Lightbulb as We Know It."


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