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Eden Lights
12-19-2007, 08:28 PM
I don't think CF's will be the way of the Landscape Lighting sector, but LED's could fit the bill? Anyone else heard any other paths forward for us. After the seeing the numbers of support today, it's coming, plan for the future?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17265330

Eden Lights
12-19-2007, 08:31 PM
Will bulbs under 40 watts be saved?

"Under the measure, all light bulbs must use 25% to 30% less energy than today's products by 2012 to 2014. The phase-in will start with 100-watt bulbs in 2012 and end with 40-watt bulbs in 2014. By 2020, bulbs must be 70% more efficient."

Eden Lights
12-19-2007, 08:35 PM
This is scarey stuff!! This sounds a little better-a new Halogen? I hate CF's, I think I better go over to the lawn section and pickup a used mower!

"Compact fluorescent bulbs already meet that 70% efficiency standard. They also last six to 10 times longer than incandescents. Compact fluorescents now cost around $2, vs. about 50 cents for an incandescent. Halogen bulbs, specially designed energy-saving incandescents and the emerging light-emitting diodes (LEDs)."

Eden Lights
12-19-2007, 08:37 PM
"General Electric (GE) says it'll develop an incandescent that's 30% stingier than today's bulbs by 2010. Earl Jones, a GE senior counsel, says it likely will cost more than current bulbs but less than a fluorescent."

Eden Lights
12-19-2007, 08:39 PM
Can Mike alter this heading to read 70%, Please?