The Expected Impact: The Incandescent Phase Out, Part 5

This post concludes our week-long series featuring everything you ever needed to know about the upcoming incandescent phase out as a result of the EISA 2007.  Our other posts in the series: Truth & Lies; The Fine Print, Explained; The Inclusions & Exceptions; The Replacement Contenders.  Thanks for reading as always, and here’s hoping you are now an expert on the phase out!

You may be thinking: “Okay, I get that the EISA 2007 was designed to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions… but is an incandescent phase out really going to make all that much of a difference?”

The short answer?  Yes.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has estimated that this important legislation will save U.S. households as a whole about $15.8 billion per year on energy costs.

It will also eliminate approximately 87.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year from our atmosphere.

Keep that in mind as you start replacing those incandescent light bulbs!

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

One thought to “The Expected Impact: The Incandescent Phase Out, Part 5”

  1. I would disagree with the thinking here…

    There is no present or future shortage of energy sources for electricity justifying telling what paying consumers can use,
    especially since the overall USA energy savings from light bulb regulations
    are less than 1% anyway,
    based on the US Dept of Energy’s own statistics ( )
    -remember the politicians keep including non-incandescent street and
    industrial lighting in the usual high US usage percentages quoted.

    Much greater, and much more relevant, energy waste savings arise from
    effectively organized electricity generation and grid distribution,
    and from reducing the unnecessary use of appliances:
    rather than from stopping people in their choice of what appliance they want to buy and use.

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