Thursday, September 13, 2007

The End Of The Conventional Light Bulb May Be In Sight

A new bill introduced into Congress this week may help to spell the eventual end of the old Thomas Edison designed conventional light Bulb, and require the use of the energy saving compact fluorescent models. The new bill proposes to phase-out the use of the conventional light Bulb by the year 2020 in the U.S.

While the compact fluorescent is not the favorite of all users, partly because it puts out slightly different light than conventional light bulbs, still the advantages of these advanced light bulbs cannot be ignored, including sharply reduced energy costs and much longer life. Sometimes they can be found on sale for as little as 99cents each at some dealers.

With much of the electricity produced by coal fired means, Congress may have finally seen the light to the advantages of the compact fluorescent light bulbs. They have my vote.