Phasing Out Incandescent Lights

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It’s going to soon be lights out for 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs. The government passed a clean energy bill in 2007 to start phasing the bulbs out from 2012 to 2014. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, they’ll no longer be manufactured. Lighting professionals at Jerry’s in Springfield say the old … Continue reading »

LED Bulbs Save Energy

EUGENE, Ore. — Saving money is as easy as changing a light bulb–literally–according to Home Depot. Managers at the Eugene location say if you replace incandescent bulbs with their LED counterparts, you’ll use 85 percent less energy. Some of the LED bulbs create the same light quality and ambiance of incandescent bulbs. “This is what … Continue reading »

Incandescent Light Bulbs Phased Out

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a big change happening Jan. 1 you may not know about–phase two of the federally mandated phaseout of incandescent light bulbs. Gone are the type “A” light bulbs we’ve grown up with for years. Store supplies are running low, and in 2014 these light bulbs will be banned. The phaseout requires … Continue reading »