Monthly Archives: March 2012


Incandescent Sales are Up while CFL Sales are Down.

Shipments of Incandescent Lamps Illuminate at the Close of 2011 NEMA’s indexes for incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lamp shipments increased by 29.4 and 3.6 percent, respectively, during Q4 2011…


National Geographic Light Bulb Savings Calculator

Editorial:  Interesting idea. Not sure how helpful it is… From a pure web development standpoint, this calculator is beautiful, elegant, and simple to use.  It uses slide bars to allow…

New Labels Explained

New Light Bulb Labeling Explained

Excerpt from: For years, we’ve measured light bulbs by watts, which indicate how much energy a bulb uses. But bulb brightness is measured in lumens. Many of the new…


First look at Philips L-Prize winning LED bulb

Information you should know when viewing this video: The bulb uses red and blue LED elements.  Blue LEDs are known to cause permanent damage to the retina of the eye….


The Light Bulb Legislation New Packaging Requirements For the first time, the label on the front of the package will emphasize the bulb’s brightness as measured in lumens, rather than a measurement of watts. “While watt…


Is It Getting Dark Yet?

Note:   Excerpt from “How Many Congressmen Does It Take To Screw In A Light Bulb” It’s late in the day, and you switch on your lights as you go back…


The Legislation that De-Funded the “Light Bulb Ban”

I have been in a conversation the last couple days with a couple people where we were trying to find the exact wording of the “rider” that de-funded the “ban”. …