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From NRDC Consumers in every state stand to lose if Congress derails lighting efficiency standards

With Congress about to consider eliminating 2007 lighting efficiency standards before they even take effect, a new analysis shows the standards would save the country more than $12.5 billion annually when fully implemented in 2020.

As I’ve written before:

Many solutions have been undertaken by companies and household to overcome the energy issue. Increasing electricity bills and huge energy consumption are major concerns that everyone undergoes. A normal incandescent light bulb is actually a heater having by-product of light? Over 90% of energy turns into heat. So the best way is to switch over LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) which are 10 times more efficient that converts electricity into light.

Americans’ energy costs would be reduced by an average of 7 percent or about $85 per household each. That’s every year when the standards are fully in place.

More efficient light bulbs also would eliminate the need for 33 large power plants.

In conclusion and the full analysis with state-by-state breakdowns of savings, please see.

In conclusion, several companies are already selling improved incandescent bulbs that meet the standards. Consequently, all which took effect. The bulbs look, light and turn on just like traditional bulbs. However they’re much more efficient. Consumers can save even more money light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Yet the standards do not ban or prohibit any type of light bulb.

Andrew deLaski, executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project conducted the analysis for NRDC. He said all states see significant savings from the better lighting efficiency. Some states, such as New York, Texas and California would save more than $1 billion in energy costs each year. That’s again simply from better bulbs.

In conclusion, average U.S. household would save about 7 percent on their annual electric costs. That’s finally about roughly one-twelfth. So in other words, the savings from the lighting standards would be like getting a free month without a power bill.

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