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Familiar Old Bulbs Going Away in Switch to Greener Technology

Make your peace and say your goodbyes. The lights are getting ready to go out on the old-fashioned incandescent bulb. In less than a year, federal regulations will begin phasing out the century-old technology, a process that's already begun in California, which received a waiver to launch the program one year early. Manufacturers will no longer make the traditional 100-watt bulb, and stores eventually will sell out of current supplies. Consumers will have to choose from more efficient bulbs that use no more than 72 watts, including halogen incandescents, compact fluorescents and light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.

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