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In the recent months, regular incandescent bulbs are slowly being phased out. While Australia has taken the lead in banning classic bulbs, the United States is still in the process of slowly removing these age-old bulbs on the market. 2014 will see a big update in the effort to push for greener lightingIn 2014, you can say goodbye to the standard incandescent light bulb. Starting Jan. 1, the United States will no longer manufacture or import incandescent bulbs – although stores can still sell what they have in stock. The phaseout is a result of federal rules to switch to more energy-efficient bulbs. Energy-efficient bulbs cost more than incandescent bulbs but last much longer and save on energy costs in the long-term. So why are people still buying incandescent bulbs and what will the phaseout mean for you? Read on at USA Today.

 


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