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SOURCE Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Lowe's experts debunk common myths and shed light on best bulb choices
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's lights out for the common household incandescent bulb come Jan. 1, 2014, as the final step of the Energy Independence and Security Act takes effect phasing out 40- and 60-watt bulbs.
On the heels of the 100-watt (2012) and 75-watt (2013) phaseouts, the lighting industry has seen rapid acceleration of technology resulting in growing consumer acceptance of energy-efficient bulbs. Today, one out of every three light bulbs purchased is a CFL or LED bulb. LED technology has experienced the largest growth - more than doubling in popularity during the last year - as prices have decreased significantly and customers have grown more accustomed to seeing LEDs in other consumer products such as televisions, computers and car headlights.
Following are 5 things consumers need to know about the change:
For more information, visit the Lowe's Light Bulb Legislation Frequently Asked Questions. For an interview with a light bulb expert at Lowe's, contact Lowe's public relations: firstname.lastname@example.org, (704) 758-2917.
With fiscal year 2012 sales of $50.5 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,825 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
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