Have you heard the news about light bulbs? Congress has recently banned regular light bulbs from being sold in stores. Instead, retailers are required to provide CFL light bulbs for consumers from now on.
Congress intends on phasing out all outdated forms of light bulbs in order to use less energy across the United States. As we now know, CFL light bulbs burn brighter and longer, and also save more energy than regular light bulbs. Right now, consumers have the option regarding which type of light bulbs to purchase. However, by the year 2012, Congress expects all retailers to stop selling regular light bulbs. Many consumers are worried because CFL light bulbs are more expensive. However, because these light bulbs save money, consumers will actually being saving money on their utility bills. Additionally, these light bulbs last longer than traditional light bulbs, so consumers will be replacing their light bulbs less frequently, diminishing the need to purchase more. Stay tuned for more information on this influential piece of legislation as the United States moves towards greater energy efficiency.