Environment Erie

Replace your old incandescent bulbs

Apr 19, 2011 | Posted in Tip of the Day

If every American home replaced just one incandescent bulb with one CFL, the corresponding cut in greenhouse gas emissions would equal the amount of pollutants produced by more than 800,000 vehicles.
  
There are three basic cut-offs in the law. Dec. 31, 2011, marks the last dayU.S. manufacturers will be allowed to distribute traditional 100-watt bulbs. Jan. 1, 2013, is the last day 75-watt incandescents can be manufactured for sale. Jan. 1, 2014 is the final day for the manufacturing of 60-watt and 40-watt bulbs.