ncandescent light bulbs are another step closer to lights out. January 1, 2013 begins the second phase to rid the U.S. of 75 watt bulbs.
Last year 100 watt bulbs were taken off the market. Energy efficiency is the name of the game. Under federal law, 75 watt bulbs will no longer be produced or imported.
However, retailers can continue to sell the stock on hand. It’s part of the Energy and Independence Security Act passed in 2007. The act stipulates that most screw-in bulbs must use at least 27% less energy by 2014.
The bizop nugget: Someone, somewhere, is going to profit from the sale of 75 incandescent light bulbs. It might as well be you.