Category: Light Bulb Industry

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Government Subsidies of CFLs and Planned Obsolescence

From the candlepowerforums.com forum: I do wonder about their performance claims, however. If it were so easy to make incandescents hit into mid double-digit efficiency, why didn’t the manufacturers do…

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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…

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New Light Bulb Labeling Explained

Excerpt from: http://allthingsd.com/20120117/picking-the-brightest-most-efficient-bulb/?refcat=reviews 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…

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Industry: Light bulb war a dim idea

Note:  This article was written in December 2011.  I am reprinting it here because some of the insights into the reasoning of Big Energy are eye-opening.  Additionally, the final statement…

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Light Bulb Phaseout Worse Than Reported

Posted 01/12/2012 05:15 PM ET | Investors.com Reposted from: sendyourlightbulbstowashington.wordpress.com Environmentalism: As the light bulb phaseout goes into effect, you may be surprised to know the law also requires their…

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Despite GOP opposition, light bulb standards will phase in on Jan. 1

By Andrew Restuccia | 12/29/11 02:28 PM ET | In TheHill.com   New light bulb efficiency standards will begin phasing in on Jan. 1 despite intense opposition from conservatives, who…

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Industry: Light bulb war a dim idea

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70621_Page2.html By ROBIN BRAVENDER | 12/18/11 7:47 PM EST Big Business usually loves it when the GOP goes to war over federal rules. But not when it comes to light…