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NEMA-Published Brochure details incandescent bulb phase-out.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 18, 2010 - Lighting Options for Your Home summarizes 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, which mandates reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and explains how changeover from incandescent lamps will help accomplish sustainability goals. Beginning in 2012 (one year later in California) and ending in 2014, traditional 100, 75, 60, and 40 W incandescents will be phased out. Lighting options - halogen, compact fluorescent, LED - are explained in detail.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes Incandescent Bulb Phase-Out Brochure

Press release date: Nov 15, 2010

Consumer-Friendly Publication Explains New Law and Phase-Out Schedule

ROSSLYN, Va.-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published a brochure that clarifies the upcoming phase-out of incandescent light bulbs. Beginning in 2012, and a year earlier in California, traditional 100-watt, 75-watt, 60-watt, and 40-watt bulbs will be phased out, with a completion date of 2014.

Based on the average number of sockets per household, NEMA estimates that American households will save an average of $143 on electric bills when the transition is complete. This figure assumes an electrical rate of $0.11/kWh.

Lighting Options for Your Home summarizes the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, which mandates reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and explains how the changeover from incandescent lamps will help accomplish the country's sustainability goals.

Options for lighting homes and offices include halogen, compact fluorescent, and LED light sources, each of which is explained in detail.

To download a copy of the brochure, click www.nemasavesenergy.org/assets/_cxFki8alkGc9XKG6n78cA.pdf , or contact communications@nema.org to request a hard copy. For more information on lighting legislation and saving energy through lighting upgrades, visit www.nemasavesenergy.org.

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association's Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

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