21 Nov '11, 5pm

Americans Less Clueless About Looming Phaseout of Traditional Bulbs

Americans Less Clueless About Looming Phaseout of Traditional Bulbs

Americans are finally showing significant awareness of the impending phaseout of commonly used incandescent bulbs in a move toward more energy efficient lighting. Fifty-five percent of the people responding to the latest Socket Survey by Osram Sylvania said they knew that most traditional incandescent lightbulbs would be eliminated over of the next three years. It was the first time in the history of the poll that more than half were aware of the policy resulting from the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Nevertheless, U.S. consumers remain hazy about the specifics of the policy and the legislation behind it. Just 29 percent knew that the gradual phaseout begins this coming January 1, when traditional 100-watt lightbulbs will no longer be made. And despite greater general awareness of the policy and its aim to increase energy efficiency, more people have been u...

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