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40 and 60 Watt Incandescent Bulbs Are Officially Banned in the U.S. as of January 2014

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GGmaSheila D. (174)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 6:40 pm
And you can't put them out with the regular recycling in most palces, if any. So I'm thinking there'll be a major problem with them showing up in landfills illegally, because many people, especially seniors, have no way to get to a recycling center for drop off. Problem needs to be addressed.

Saturday February 8, 2014, 7:41 pm
Thank You Christeen !

Laurie H. (802)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 10:14 pm
Thank you for this information Christeen!!!

Robert Hardy (68)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 12:18 am
I think that this is another example of how we put great emphasis on the minute and ignore the major problems. Just look at a smoke stack and tell me where the problems begin.

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 1:27 am
Thanks for sharing

Panchali Yapa (26)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 3:24 am
Thank you

L W. (64)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 3:56 am
Totally agree with the great comments above, ty Christeen.

Marianne R. (110)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 6:58 am
Thank you

Nancy C. (814)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 10:30 am
I waited for years as my inset kitchen flood lights (on dimmer) burned out one by one. I am so happy that I waited to get safer. mercury free led bulbs. They were more expensive but will be glowing through my lifetime!!!

Alexandra G. (254)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 12:51 pm
noted, thanks

Angela J. (61)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 2:39 pm
Thank you.

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 8:49 pm
Same goes for Canada.

. (0)
Monday February 10, 2014, 2:25 pm
It will ne interesting the designs made for chandeliers. I have not seen any new bulbs in the supermarket for these fistures.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 10, 2014, 7:05 pm
These bulbs may be more cost effective and efficient but they need to be more affordable for lower income families to be able to purchase them initially. Also they don't fit in all types of fixtures and then there is the recycling factor.....
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