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Labels for Light Bulbs?

2 November 2009

Federal Trade Commission

I think I speak for many of us when I say – ABOUT TIMEThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is finally considering putting labels on light bulbs to help us figure out which bulbs are worth buying!

“It’s a big deal,” said Mitch Katz, an agency spokesman. “It’s like a food label for light bulbs.”

Of all the actions that we here at the Minnesota Energy Challenge talk about, none gets more questions that light bulbs.  What bulbs are best?  What kind should I buy?  What kind of use will I get out of them?  Now it seems we might get some consistent labeling on every single bulb sold that shows us the estimated brightness (in lumens), how much using the bulb will cost us, how long it should last and the color of the light.  AMAZING!

Honestly, I can’t believe it’s taken this long to get this kind of resource out there.  But I’m glad it’s coming!

:: Green, Inc. Blog

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