Retailers Can Enlighten Consumers on Bulb Brouhaha
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Jul 25, 2011 12:00 PM, By MICHAEL GARRY Technology & Operations Editor

The modest light bulb has become a kind of lightning rod for anti-environmental sentiment in the House of Representatives.

Over the past month, House Republicans have taken aim at the energy-efficiency standards for light bulbs that were adopted on a bipartisan basis in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and signed by President Bush.

On July 12, the House tried to pass a bill that would have gutted those standards, but failed to garner a two-thirds majority. Undeterred, on July 15 Republicans managed to attach a measure withholding funding for the light-bulb standards to a 2012 energy and water appropriations bill that has gone to the Senate.

The new light-bulb standards, which kick in next year, require most bulbs to be 25% to 30% more efficient by 2014 and at least 60% more efficient by 2020. This, in effect, means tha…………… continues on Supermarket News

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Luminous flux drives incandescent bulb replacement
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Keywords: luminous flux LED incandescent 

Based on a comparative survey by LEDinside, luminous flux is a key factor in determining the choice of LED light bulbs for the replacement for 40W incandescent light bulb.

The luminous efficacy of traditional light sources like incandescent bulbs is approximately 11-12l/W. In other words, to truly replace a 40W incandescent light bulb, the luminous flux ought to reach at least 450lm.

Currently descriptions of many LED li…………… continues on EE Times India
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