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Old Light Bulbs Now Illegal

Now that 2014 is here get ready to say goodbye to your regular incandescent light bulbs.

As of Jan. 1, stores can only sell their remaining stock of the traditional bulbs.

When retailers run out, the bulbs will be gone forever.

The ban affects 40 and 60-watt incandescent bulbs.

This restriction follows last year’s phase-out of 75 and 100-watt bulbs.

The phase out was made possible by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 which was signed by President George W.Bush.

Many have expressed their displeasure with the compact fluorescent bulbs.

A lot of people don’t like the color of light that they give off and sometimes they just don’t fit the fixture.

You might try an ever increasing selection of LED or light-emitting diode bulbs.

They do seem to have a warmer light like the old bulbs and will save energy.

They will also cost you many times the price of the old bulbs so it could take you quite a while to save enough for the bulbs to pay for themselves.

Not all incandescent bulbs are disappearing, however. Skinny candelabra bulbs, some three-way bulbs and specialty appliance bulbs will continue to be manufactured.