Proposed Light Bulb Energy Efficiency Standards to Lead to Billions in Annual Consumer Savings

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Fri, 2016-02-12
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NRDC blog post by Noah Horowitz
February 12, 2016

New light bulb energy efficiency standards proposed by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) today will complete the gradual phase-out of inefficient everyday incandescent bulbs required under a 2007 law passed by a bipartisan Congress with industry support. And once all of America's approximately 4 billion lighting sockets contain energy-saving bulbs that meet the standards, U.S. consumers and businesses will save about $12.5 billion every year--and gain cleaner air and a healthier environment.

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