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Read The Label: Inform Consumers about New Lamp Labeling

Common household lamps now carry uniform labeling to facilitate educated decisions focusing on light output and energy costs, not watts, helping consumers transition to more efficient lamp types. As common household incandescent lamps start to be phased out starting this month (Jan. 1, 2012) (100 watts), 2013 (75W) and 2014 (40–60W), consumers need to make informed choices about what substitutions are right for their sockets. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, resulting in new requirements under the Appliance Labeling Rule (16 CFR Part 305). The result is the Lighting Facts label, similar to the Nutrition Facts labels found on many food items.

 New Lamp Label