100 Watt Bulb Goes Away In January, Last Christmas With A Leg To Stand On

Two leading makers of lighting products are showcasing LED bulbs that are bright enough to replace energy-guzzling 100-watt light bulbs set to disappear from stores in January.

Their demonstrations at the LightFair trade show in Philadelphia this week mean that brighter LED bulbs will likely go on sale next year, but after a government ban takes effect.

The new bulbs will also be expensive — about $50 each — so the development may not prevent consumers from hoarding traditional bulbs.

Last Christmas with consumers having a leg to stand on. New bulbs create less energy use, electric companies rates go up to handle reduced use. Another kick in the pants.

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