ALA Shines Light on the New Lighting Standard Truths
We’ve shared information on the upcoming lighting standards with you as it has been present to us, and we are sure you’ve read about it elsewhere. Just as with anything that is repeatedly reported, lines become blurred and facts get twisted. The American Lighting Association (ALA) has taken it upon themselves to shine light on the new lighting standard truths:
- Incandescent lights are not going away.
- Decorative bulbs will not be affected. The new standards apply only to typical screw-type bulbs that are 40, 60, 75 or 100 watts.
- You will continue to have a variety of choices when purchasing lights, including compact fluorescent, incandescent, halogen and LED.
- The new bulbs will save you money by lasting longer and using less energy.
- The U.S. will gain new manufacturing jobs as bulb manufacturers retool to meet increased demand for the more efficient lights.
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