White House to Relax Energy Efficiency Rules for Light Bulbs

Found on The New York Times on Thursday, 05 September 2019
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The proposed changes would eliminate requirements that effectively meant that most light bulbs sold in the United States — not only the familiar, pear-shaped ones, but several other styles as well — must be either LEDs or fluorescent to meet new efficiency standards.

Calling the move an “unforced error,” he said, “Wasting energy with inefficient light bulbs isn’t just costly for homes and businesses, it’s terrible for our climate.”

Because of their long life and energy efficiency, an LED bulb can save consumers an estimated $50 to $100 over its several-year lifetime.

It's not a matter of prohibiting classic light bulbs, but a matter of teaching people about the drawbacks.