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2012 Lighting Legislation
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced energy-efficiency legislation that will impact the manufacture of several types of bulbs and lamps. The legislation goes into effect on July 14, 2012 for fluorescent and PAR lamps. After this date, most T12 and many PAR lamps will no longer be manufactured. The legislation will not affect T8 lamps until 2014. Learn More About the Lighting Legislation
Energy-Efficient Lighting Replacement Options
Grainger offers a wide selection of energy-efficient bulbs to replace those that are being phased out by the new regulations. Choose from the following types:
|Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)||High-efficiency |
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Lighting Energy Resources
- Energy Efficiency Rebates (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency)
- Energy Star Products on Grainger.com®
- 2007 EISA Legislation (Energy and Independence Security Act)
- Grainger Energy Services (Turnkey energy solutions from Grainger)
- Solid State Lighting (U. S. Department of Energy)
† Source: GE Lighting
* There are exclusions to each of these regulations. The regulation dates are when the products can no longer be manufactured. Inventory built prior to the cut-off date can still be sold. Information is subject to change.