Roberta's Las Vegas Real Estate Blog: Hey Las Vegas - Your Light Bulb Is Going Out!

Hey Las Vegas - Your Light Bulb Is Going Out!

OK, two things. First this applies to the entire U.S. Second, before any wise cracks, I've already been told my light bulb went out years ago. I'm not sure, but I think the guy that said that is working as part of a Bee Gees tribute act on the Vegas Strip.

Seriously, I've been surprising a number of people who haven't heard about the phase out of incandescent light bulbs beginning in 2012. It starts with the 100W and ends with 40W in Jan of 2014.


This was all part of the Energy Bill signed into law on Dec. 19, 2007. It also includes a further energy reduction of bulbs by 70% in 2020. Florescents and halogens are already available and more work is being done to develop LEDs. GE says it is also working on a stingier incandescent bulb that it hopes to have available by 2010, so they may not disappear entirely, just yet.

This may also be something to consider if purchasing any new fixtures, since at least some of these bulbs may have a different look than the traditional bulbs.

A little more detail here at USA Today.


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Comment balloon 3 commentsRoberta LaRocca • March 10 2008 05:09PM


That is interesting - I have bought some of the new bulbs and yikes, a little pricey to say the least.  But our electric bills have been going down as well.
Posted by JDo Doe over 12 years ago
Nathan: Yes that's the trade off. Higher up front costs for longer life and less power use. Hopefully as they reach higher production levels the price can come down a bit.
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 12 years ago
Something to consider if you own a ceiling fan is to buy special bulbs. Normal florecents burn out quickly in ceiling fans because of the movement of the fans.
Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 12 years ago