Good old Incandescent light bulb set to become history in US

Washington, January 1: The US government has begun phasing out the familiar 60-and-40-watt light bulbs, and starting from 1st January 2014, US will see the end of a seven-year effort to outlaw the ordinary lightbulb.

According to 2007′s Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), traditional 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs can no longer be manufactured or imported into the United States, Fox News reported.

Earlier in 2012 and 2013, 100-watt and 75-watt bulbs were eliminated as well.

The Incandescent light bulbs, which had minimum efficiency standards according to the technology, also hogged a lot of electricity.

The EISA law doesn’t mandate that manufacturers discontinue their bulbs, instead makes it mandatory for them to improve them so that 40W bulbs draw just 10.5W, and 60W bulbs draw 11W of electricity. (ANI)