The old-fashioned light bulb is disappearing
News from CBS News:

It’s the end of an era that once illuminated a bright new technological age.

Starting Jan. 1, traditional incandescent bulbs, the ones still favored by more than half of light-bulb buyers, will begin to disappear from store shelves. 

The old 100-watt and 75-watt incandescents are already gone, their sales ended by a federal energy bill signed six years ago by President George W. Bush. That bill staggered the phaseouts, and now stores will start selling through the last of their inventory of old 40-watt and 60-watt bulbs.

This will come as a surprise to many. Three in five Americans don’t know the bulbs are being phased out, according to a recent survey by lighting company Osram Sylvania. A small percentage of shoppers say they plan to stock up on bulbs while they can, and for a few months at least they should be in luck. The national light bulb merchant for The Home Depot (HD) thinks his company will continue to sell the old bulbs through about the middle of next year, according to USA…………… continues on CBS News

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