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Goodbye 100 Watt Light Bulb


Lighting Expert Talks about the Phase Out of Incandescent Bulbs and Offers New Attractive and Energy-Saving

Thomas Edison might roll over in his grave, but the experts say the rest of us should rejoice! The reason? The 100-watt light bulb is on its way out. Why? Because this still-popular horse-and-buggy era light bulb wastes up to 90 percent of the electricity it consumes as heat, burning up hundreds of dollars every year in American households and increasing air pollution that harms human health and the environment, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.  But much of this expense is unnecessary and easily avoidable.
Enter the Energy Independence and Security Act, enacted by the federal government back in 2007. According to this act, manufacturers must stop producing the 100 Watt A line incandescent bulbs in January 2012. 75 Watt A line incandescent bulbs will phase out in 2013, followed by the 60 and 40 Watt A line incandescent bulbs in 2014.
Stephanie J. Anderson, Lighting Expert, will inform you about the phase out and advise you to start looking at new energy and cost-efficient alternatives such as Halogens or LEDs.  Stephanie explains the differences between Halogens, LEDs and CFLs and when to use each of them.  She can also reassure you that the new options are not limited to CFLs and you can light your homes in the same way; the only difference is that they are more energy-efficient.

Stephanie J. Anderson, Sylvania Lighting Expert
Stephanie J. Anderson is head of public relations and chief corporate spokesperson for OSRAM SYLVANIA.  She directs communications strategy, media messaging and public relations for the largest lighting company in North America.  With 10 years experience in communications and organization strategy, Anderson provides informative and insightful media commentary on topics ranging from corporate social responsibility to green technology. She has been quoted by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, among others.  

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