Starting January 1, 2014 the most popular light bulbs sold in the United States — 60W and 40W incandescent bulbs — will no longer be manufactured in or imported into the country.
According to a nationwide “Socket Survey by lighting company Osram Sylvania, only four in ten Americans are aware that the know that the 60W and 40W incandescent bulbs will no longer be available.
Following 2007 legislation, the phase-out of energy inefficient bulbs,began with 100 and 75 watt incandescent bulbs.
Though the phase-out has negligible real-world effect for most consumers (yeah, they’re more expensive, but you’ll save money on electricity, too), a surprising number see the looming Jan. 1 change as a reason to panic. Three in 10 consumers said they actually planned to stockpile the old bulbs, known for their warm and flattering glow.
With her red wagon in tow, 8-year old Jill uses her lighting smarts to talk some sense into her parents, who are still using (far too many) traditional incandescent light bulbs in their home. Watch the intervention go down to see how Jill helps her family save money, time and energy with the three alternative lighting choices available to them. Learn more about the lighting choices available to you at http://bit.ly/1oQ9qYu