Light bulb moment: Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize
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STOCKHOLM/LONDON Tue Oct 7, 2014 4:36pm EDT

1 of 5. Japanese-born U.S. citizen Shuji Nakamura talks about a laser in a lab after winning the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics, at the Universi…………… continues on Reuters

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The latest in light bulb technology: A buying guide – CBS News
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When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the incandescent bulb’s days officially became numbered. The law mandated strict new energy standards for lighting designed to kick-start a new era of greener, longer-lasting, more cost-efficient light bulbs — and this meant kicking outdated, inefficient bulbs to the curb.

The rising standards have already rendered 100W and 75W incandescents obsolete, and on January 1, 2014, their 60W and 40W cousins met the same fate. Congressional budget waffling seemed to put the new standards on hold, but it was largely too late — the industry had already moved on, and wasn’t interested in reversing course.

Like it or not, the arrival of this new era means that replacing your lights will never be quite the same. With all of the new options out there (not to mention the disappearance of some important old ones), finding the perfect bulb can seem pretty daunting. New lights that promise to last 20 years and save you hundreds of dollars might sound good in theory, but how do you know which one is the right one for you? How do you know the bulb you’re buying is going to be bright enough?…………… continues on The latest in light bulb technology: A buying guide – CBS News

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