When Congress passed a new energy law two years ago, incandescent bulbs seemed ready for extinction. There was no way the traditional ones could meet the efficiency standards taking place in 2012.
Or could they? Researchers are working to maintain Thomas Edison’s bulb by making it more efficient. A new line of these types of bulbs are being marketed by one company in limited amounts. They meet the 2012 standards, but are more expensive than original types.
The need is there, despite the price. Some consumers dislike fluorescent lights, and not just for the effect they give. Also bothersome are their slow start-up time and their mercury content. For those consumers, the new incandescent bulbs are being sold at Home Depot and Amazon.com.
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