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New light bulb alternatives to become standard

On January 1, 2014, the final phase of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will come into effect, phasing out traditional 40 and 60–watt light bulbs. Stores will be allowed to continue sales of the traditional bulbs until supplies are depleted. After that time, alternative options such as compact florescent and LED bulbs will become the new standard. New LED light bulbs, on average, cost just over $10.90 each, and are estimated to last up to 13 years each. In comparison, traditional light bulbs cost approximately less than $1.00 each and generally last around nine months. To learn more, see the article in the Grand Forks Herald.

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