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Energy bill will require 70% Savings by 2027?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Eden Lights, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
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    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."
     
  3. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
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    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)."
     
  4. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
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    "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."
     
  5. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can Mike alter this heading to read 70%, Please?
     

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